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Old July 28th, 2011 #92
Alex Linder
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Originally Posted by Metal Warrior View Post
Yes, anachronistic English is tiresome. O'Reilly uses this one a lot.

"Fresh" bugs me, as with TV designer types using it at every turn when meaning "new" or "a new use". Ditto, "clean", when meaning anything other than out of the washer.
It's twee - cutesy, in an antique store way. If people used it once a year it would be ok, but goddam it does not wear well at all outside of its historical time. It's a very fake-wood expression. An expression that hints at profundity and dignity or gravitas that just ain't there. No, you're Bill O'Reilly. An entertainment gossip and professional nob. Not a piece of teakwood in a eminence grise's visiting chamber.