|From my Mac's dictionary|
1. The word “rubric,” which is hideous
My complaint is not so much that the word exists as that it is so often readily and enthusiastically adopted—especially among educators—as though it were some sort of orgasmic McGuffin*.
A man is riding on a train when a second gentleman gets on and sits down across from him. The first man notices the second is holding an oddly shaped package.
"What is that?" the first man asks.
"A MacGuffin, a tool used to hunt lions in the Scottish highlands."
"But there are no lions in the Scottish highlands," says the first man.
"Well then," says the other, "That's no MacGuffin".