I don’t want a f*(^ing dialogue. Nor do I want a conversation.
Seriously, the most overused words in Denver have to be dialogue and conversation. It’s like mum and apple pie, who can be against "making everyone part of the dialogue" or " having a national conversation" about X? Except it’s fake, there’s no freakin’ dialogue on most issues: a few people have opinions which matter and most of the rest of us don’t. This is the fundamental reality of our time. 60% of Americans can be for something, and Congress feels perfectly free to ignore them. Dialogue in insider-speak means "lets study this and do nothing to actually solve it."
Or as Inigo Motoya once said "You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."
(Bonus irritations: "in the 21st century" and "today’s world". No, actually, every problem is not so much worse now than, say in the 30’s, or when facing down the Soviet Union.. K? Thanks.)