My first thought was simply omg! The word is constantly being used and hits you in the face, slaps at you from a barrage of news reports and is used to cover everything from terrorist attacks to lone gunman to topics such as to vaccinate or not, to contaminated drinking water.
I remember a time when it alluded to “personal” events, such as a family in crisis.
It is as if this word has taken on a life of its own. Whether used nationally or internationally the word covers a plethora of events – everything is suddenly a “crisis”. It is used so constantly to grab headlines and attention that it seems as though it’s use has changed from an alert to become a scare tactic to constantly terrify people.
Personally, I cringe at the sight of the word. What now? Where now? Who now? As I carefully scan the contents of another “crisis” notification.
And here I was, wondering what could I possibly say that hasn’t been said before.