The softening of our language is a sad thing. People not saying what they're meaning and making small talk instead. Frittering the precious minutes of our live away with niceties, safe topics and bullshit that holds no value. Conversations like this stay with the recipient for no amount of time and do nothing to stretch the perspective of the speaker or listener.
Wanna hold my interest? Talk to me about religion, or tell me a dirty joke, or tell me what or who you really hate or love.