The most annoying linguistic fad of today is, for me, “lived experience.” I have no idea how one can have an experience that is not “lived”. If you have experienced it, that should mean you lived it, right?
Here is an example of this obnoxious usage:
Downvotes, however, are prohibited, as we share a lot of personal stuff here and downvoting will, in many cases, serve as negative policing of someone else’s lived experiences.
I am yet to encounter a single instance where this expression would not sound extremely pompous. I need to start making a collection of all the unfortunate verbal contortions people create in their efforts to sound intelligent.