|Spotting These Types Could Be Simplicity Itself|
Incredible as it seems, there are actually people out there who mine other's conversations to glean the next trendy phrase, which they will then work into conversations of their own even if they have to twist the topic around like a pretzel. Have you ever seen one of these people misuse a trendy word and become conscious of it? His face will deflate a little, like a punctured soccer ball, his eyes lose their sheen. He'd hoped to surprise and impress, and instead his little mot juste fell flat.
The problem is, Trendy-Word Junkies camouflage themselves so effectively that you can't tell you've run across one until it's too late. You might stray into the midst of a whole pack of them and become infected yourself!
What I propose is that we scientifically discover the source trendsetters, the bull moose, or alpha-dogs, or lead geese, or whatever you call it, the people who start these words rolling and have such influence that others follow them like clouds of gnats. These individuals themselves probably do not know who they are but will have to be located using sophisticated observation, GPS systems, and infra-red goggles. I will leave this part to the science boys.
Once we've got the ring-leaders, we deliberately infect them with bogus trend-phrases and if possible, convince them that for maximum effect, these phrases should be accompanied by stamping feet and an audible fart. I think with hypnosis and psychotropic drugs, this would be easy to accomplish. Finally we release them into the wild, where they go forth to infect their fellows. Now spotting these types will be simplicity itself and one can escape before permanent damage.
BOB: Hi, Man.
MAN: Hey, Bob.
BOB: Say, did you see the new series on Netflix. It is totally rowzer-schnauzer. (Stomp stomp. Poot.)
MAN: Oops, got to go. I'm expecting an urgent call from Lord Knows Who.
And an innocent person is saved.