Making Poor Word Choices On The Popular

I don’t know who they have writing the copy for the anchors at CTV Kitchener these days, but that person needs a serious tune up.

There has been an increasing number of questionable word choices lately, but last night took the cake…at least so far.

To introduce a story about the baby formula shortage, the anchor said that empty shelves had become a “popular sight” at many stores around the country.

Popular?

I nearly spat burrito everywhere when I heard this.

Since you guys seem to need one, here is a definition of the word popular.

adjective
liked, admired, or enjoyed by many people or by a particular person or group.
“she was one of the most popular girls in the school”

For some reason, who knows what, really, I have trouble believing that the inability to find proper nutrition for one’s children is liked, admired, or enjoyed by many people.

Next time, go for a word like frequent or common. Even regular could have worked. But popular? Come on, man.

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