03 May #WordtotheWise: Use vs. Utilize
We just had a little discussion in our office about how using the word “utilize” in place of “use” is good when it comes to pretentious buzzwords, but in all other cases the word “use” will do. Internet consensus also shows that “utilize” may be used for the special consideration of “making good use of something” not originally intended for the purpose — such as the top of our small office refrigerator being utilized as a plant stand.
What words do you find overused or underutilized? 😉