It's always tricky to try and diagnose celebrities or public/historical figures.
A gifted kid who could only focus on things which interested him, who was deemed defiant and institutionalized. One who developed special interests and poured himself into them. An artist, /
with a strong sense of Justice, and a way of thinking and communicating that often seemed to come at things sideways. Who developed an addiction to stimulants, and struggled against that his entire life, until it killed him.
I can't diagnose him, but I recognize a lot in DMX.
I think about how many kids like him get ground to nothing by the mechanisms of our school system.
How many Black Boys, in particular, get called "Defiant" and get fed into the meat grinder of mental institutions, juvie, and prison.
What jargon from your field gets used wrong in a way that bothers you, or pulls you out of something you're reading/watching?
For instance: Circa means "approximately." It's a good guess. It doesn't just mean "I'm about to say a date in the past."
Oh, here's one. Not my field, but
A quantum leap is very, very, very small.
That's the point of it.
Stop using it to mean a huge and swift advance, ESPECIALLY politically, you're accidentally being more accurate than you mean to be.
Like... we know where the cases came from. We warned you they would happen. This is not a small change happening suddenly, this is a huge and obvious change happening while being continuously commented upon.
Change to ranked choice voting, have five randomized blocks of states vote together on the same days, have actual debates on a twenty minute delay on CSPAN on specific topics, with moderators who give a shit and live fact checking, pop-up video style.
Switch to universal mail-in voting as Colorado has, since it fosters some of the highest voter turnout in the nation and works better for the overwhelming majority of people, and have the polls open on voting day for the folks who want or need to vote in person.