Is the word "method" even allowed anymore?

I think people will start calling it "the m-word" soon. For instance, in this post, the author writes:

"Beyond that, the authorities have changed the calculation methodology."

If there is a more clear-cut case than this for the use of the simple word "method," I don't know what it would be. Nonetheless, the author adds three (here) meaningless syllables on because... well, because everyone else does!


  1. Sometimes I silently curse you for making me notice this stuff everywhere. I think at work I hear or read "methodology" or "utilize" nearly daily.

    Our fire drill message, which we hear monthly, even instructs us to "... leave the building utilizing the nearest exit..."


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