I’m Giving My Own Damned Story a “Hoist”
You guys know that aside from “improving” or “increasing” something, the word “boost” means to steal, yeah? Of course, you do. Some of you are really smart.
Interesting that this is the word used by Medium to indicate the stories they “promote.” Because it certainly feels like many of us are getting ripped off.
It’s also a drug-related term. Watch the excellent film “The Boost” with James Woods and Sean Young and you’ll know what I’m talking about.
So, fuck “boost.”
That said, I’m going to use my own word: “Hoist.” I did originally refer to this as an “Assist,” but I believe “Hoist” is stronger and more accurate. ! Naturally, I won’t make shit from doing this, but what the hell. Why not?
Let’s start with the one I wrote just a day ago. It’s my first Hoist, y’all! Yaaaaaaay!!
When Did We All Become So Sensitive?
From potential “triggers” to heavy-handed disclaimers, what’s left to write about?
Enjoy. More to come.
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Sherry McGuinn is a slightly-twisted, longtime Chicago-area writer and award-winning screenwriter. She is currently pitching her newest screenplay, “The Month We Fell Apart,” a drama with dark, comedic overtones inspired by a true story, as well as “DEAD TIRED,” a female-driven, ass-kicking thriller.