Burns My Bacon: Swooning

Am I the only one sick of seeing the word ‘swoon’ every time a blogger or blog commenter sees anything they would consider shoving in their pie hole? Wait, wait. Let’s back up and start with the definition of swoon.

swoon (verb): FAINT, DROOP, FADE

swoon (noun): a partial or total loss of consciousness; a state of bewilderment or ecstasy

Okay, so maybe the sight of something so delicious has caused them to become bewildered. Or brought on a state of ecstasy. But I doubt it. And really, using the word ‘swoon’ brings to mind the image of an 18th-century noblewoman passing out at the mention of undergarments in public. Do you really need smelling salts to revive you after you looked at that fucking cupcake? No. You don’t. Or maybe you have vertigo. Hell, why don’t you head over to WebMD and check out the medical conditions that may be causing you to swoon. I’m pretty sure ‘looking at food’ isn’t listed.

It seems that these overused words cycle and run their course in the blogging world. It wasn’t too long ago that the ‘word’ ahem ‘delish’ was used in every other sentence. Thankfully, it seems to be fading. I can only hope ‘swoon’ runs its course and disappears sooner rather than later.


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  • cindy July 21, 2012  

    I totally agree!

  • BS July 21, 2012  

    well said. *swoon*

  • Bianca July 23, 2012  

    “Swoon” is annoying. But isn’t as bad as “Fancy” Ugh. I am so sick of hearing “I fancy this” or “I fancy that” Blech! Come on already!

  • unsightly July 23, 2012  

    I don’t find ‘Fancy’ annoying, it’s just British. It’s akin to Americans constantly saying that they ‘like’ something. To each their own, though.

  • Ellicia July 24, 2012  

    Please add Easy Peasy. It is so overused I feel my jaw clench in aggravation every time I see it.

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