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Email “blast”

This is one of those terms that the rest of the world apparently knew about before I did. As far as I can tell, it’s a euphemism for a mass mail, whether it’s on the business scale (thousands of people) or the personal scale (your email address book). I’ve heard it used equally in business, marketing, and English, but it’s usually used for promotion.

Receiving unwanted mass emails, even from your friends, is unpleasant. Therefore, “blast” is a poor word choice. It always sounds corporate, yet gross. You blasted email all over me. Eww.

I propose a change. How about “spew”?

Seems more accurate.