Utilize whatever you’ve been allocated or risk its forfeiture.


Or more succinctly, use it or lose it.

Why the predilection to use words like predilection in sentences?

Do they somehow make us sound smarter?

Are we trying to make others work their tails off to slog through our emails?

Let’s find every utilize and replace it with use. Let’s write improve instead of be improved upon. Let’s become the Ernest Hemingway of emails. According to this analysis, he wrote to a fourth-grade reading level.

If he’d have sent me an email, I’d have read every word.