In a time of lazy language, I have a ‘problem’ with ‘issues’

What I’m about to write is a eulogy for nouns like “problem,” “concern,” and “question.” These were once serviceable words, carrying specific meanings and capable of being “solved,” “addressed,” and “answered.” They were unpretentious, too, never claiming to be more profound than they are.

Let us all bow our heads in silence as they enter the land of the No. 2 pencil, the typewriter and the handwritten thank-you note. Read more here.


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