Saturday, September 14, 2013

Word Recycling

I guess the folks in marketing are earning their paychecks, because there are numerous new names and terms out now that describe things that already existed.

OMBRE: What used to be called "gradient" or "grown out roots."

UPCYCLING: What used to be called "making something else out of old stuff."

And now for the thing that's bugging me.

Pinterest is blowing up with everything chevron.

But you know what people? It is NOT a "chevron blanket." It has been and always will be a "Ripple Afghan."