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Don't say "green-lighted" or "green lit;" do say "approved"

Don't say that: 

"green-lighted" or "green lit;"

Do say this: 

"approved"

Why?: 

It's stupid, that's why. It's an industry term from the entertainment (in particular Hollywood film) industry. This is the industry that coined the term "procedural" for .. oh, who knows and who cares?

"Green-lit" and its associated phrases add nothing to the simple term "approved" which requires no explanation.

It's just facile people trying to sound important and it's meaningless junk phraseology.

So, while you might think it makes you sound important and hip and connected to something that is even less durable than celluloid, don't use it because it makes you sound silly. And, especially, never, ever write it.

 


 

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