Not too awfully long ago it was brought to my attention of how certain words happen to pop up in our vocabulary. A few years ago it was "Global". How everything seemed to be going that way. Global commerce, Global communication, Global warming, etc.... one way or another we starting using that word in our everyday vocabulary. Recently I have noticed the word "Nuclear". It seems to be flowing out of every mainstream media anchors mouth. It has even come out of me, describing my emotion. Once recently told my son, "There would be a mushroom cloud when he got home."
Those are just a few of the recent observations I have made about our new buzz words. I am not so sure of the how or the why they started flowing off our tongues so easily. We have trivialized these words to not mean what they used to. I have even read an article that suggests we "drop a nuke" on the Gulf oil well to melt it closed. Are these words stealthily slipped into our everyday vocabulary to desensitize us from what is coming? I am sure there are quite a few other sneaky words those powers that try to be get to flow so smoothly from our lips.