Simply the BEST
A few months ago I started using Pinterest pretty actively and I must say that I finally get it. It’s super fun, but also very useful. I use it to find new recipe ideas and also to share stuff from Macheesmo. It’s quickly becoming my favorite social website.
But, there’s this completely annoying trend on Pinterest that drives me wild (and possibly just means I’m a crotchety old blogger).
Instead of labeling a dish what it is people just label the dish “THE BEST EVER.” A few things.
1) No it’s not. Pretty much any time you call something “The Best Ever” you’re wrong.
2) It completely makes the adjective “Best” useless. I get maybe occasionally using it if you really think what you are doing is top notch. For example, I describe my mushroom veggie burgers as the best I’ve had. I don’t think they are the best EVER, but they are legitimately the best I’ve ever made. They also won me some cash… so I feel like that’s okay and genuine. But if you use it for every dish then it becomes meaningless. Sort of like how people have started overusing the word “epic.” (Really? Did it send you on a quest?)
3) Most importantly, it tells me nothing about your dish. Is it baked? Is it fried? Does it have herbs? How do you serve it? Oh… it’s just “BEST EVER”? Okay then.
I don’t know why this bothers me so much, but now I’ve aired my grievances and officially spent too much time on it!
A few links from around the web that are almost certainly not THE BEST but are VERY GOOD.
Have a great weekend all! If you need me, I’ll be re-organizing my pet peeves.