Overblown headlines and the insanity

“Literally” becomes “Figuratively”

“Will Blow Your Mind” becomes “Might Perhaps Mildly Entertain You For a Moment”

“One Weird Trick” becomes “One Piece of Completely Anecdotal Horseshit”

“Go Viral” becomes “Be Overused So Much That You’ll Silently Pray for the Sweet Release of Death to Make it Stop”

“Can’t Even Handle” becomes “Can Totally Handle Without Any Significant Issue”

“Incredible” becomes “Painfully Ordinary”

“You Won’t Believe” becomes “In All Likelihood, You’ll Believe”

… and so on.

These articles are, in general, not nearly as bad as their titles – but the titles have become SO overblown, they’re meaningless and annoying. But people still click, so the trend continues.

Consider this me doing my part to stop the insanity.

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One response to “Overblown headlines and the insanity

  1. The ‘Parent’s Worst Nightmare’ now runs to 15 volumes.