"I feel that there is so much energy in this room."
"A writer of such energy and fierce urgency."
And other craparola to that effect.
The use of the word "energy" should now be limited.
You may use the word if discussing oil, coal, solar, wind, nuclear energy.
You may use the word in reporting on health, such as fessing up about your new, no-longer-illicit romance with the Cybex machines at the gym, machines which have boosted your self-esteem and given you more energy. You can use the word if you want, in similar fashion, to inform the world about how reducing your caloric intake has increased your energy level.
But other than that, at least until things settle down, try not to use it.
Don't argue. Do what I say. If you don't know now why you should, you'll eventually figure it out.
Posted on 07/20/2012 11:39 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald