This trend has been bugging me for a good while, but now that it’s reached The White House, I think it’s worth taking a public stance on.
Can we stop saying everything is “kind of” what we’re actually trying to say it is? Just say what you mean — if you think someone’s beautiful, commit to that take. Don’t say they’re “kind of gorgeous.” No need to hedge your opinion on something just in case somebody disagrees. Run with it.
In the above White House email, are they really trying to imply that our entire Olympic and Paralympic teams are anything short of amazing? Probably not. Just say they’re amazing, ya goofs.