"Passionate" and "emotional"

Sorry...two more words that go on the Hollywood hitlist today.
....Words that, like "edgy" and "gritty," are batted around a lot, but rarely mean anything.
....Sort of in the way that the Bushmachine misuses the word "leadership" to indicate heroic qualities when in his case it can only mean "that thing which Bush does because he is, for better or for worse, our leader."
...."Emotional" would like to be a word to describe Good Acting, but instead it is corrupted to mean "dramatic, with a lot of crying and throwing things." "Passionate" also should be a good thing, but it usually just means "given to speaking in long incoherent sentences about things you really liked when you were 3."
....And don't get me started on "arty."

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