Spread the Word: Skip “Transmit”

Two doodles are standing next to each other. One has its hand up to its face and is saying, "Gee...what're you up to now, Doctor Doomento?" The other doodle is wearing a pasta strainer on its head. There are lightning bolts and an antenna sticking out from the top, and the bottom is plugged into an outlet. The doodle is saying "Transmitting the flu to the entire world!"

It’s time for yet another installment in our “use simpler words” series. This week’s target: “transmit.” Why? Because this verb sounds like it’s straight out of a sci-fi novel or a radio operator’s guide. And you usually hear “transmission,” the related noun, when someone’s talking about cars. Consider these examples: The flu can be transmitted […]