Yearning for a new language

Throughout this recent season in our collective history, I have been struggling with words.

I love words – playing with their sounds, appreciating their shape and enjoying their nuance.

However, some of our current words are feeling worn-out and tired. What we are engaging with now requires a new vocabulary.

As T S Eliot suggested in Little Gidding:

For last year’s words belong to last year’s language
And next year’s words await another voice.

Are there particular words or phrases that have past their best-before date for you?