They Keep Using That Word….

One of my recurring social media posts–especially on Twitter–is to chide (OK, mock) hyperbolic headlines about some issue or other being “apocalyptic.” Here are three examples, just from today:

Enter “apocalypse” into Google’s search engine (which I slummed and used, temporarily–normally I stick to duckduckgo, but that doesn’t enumerate search results): “about 117,000,000 results.” Many of them would be as fevered as those examples above.

I guess we shouldn’t be surprised. Not only do we live in an age when everything is the worst (or, much more rarely, best) EVER; but the media long ago abandoned any pretense of objectivity–or even rationality.

Cue Inigo Montoya:

2 thoughts on “They Keep Using That Word….

  1. Nicholas

    As someone who has spent several years researching eschatology, I am continually annoyed by mis-use of the terms “apocalypse” and “Armageddon” by the media. But, what can one do?

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