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..."

  2. Marlon Brando was a methodology actor.


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