"Passion" and "passionate" when used to describe things in your work environment, or how you feel about your job. Today I saw a resume that began: "I am a passionate technical writer . . . " Once in a while would be OK, but it is such a buzzword in business now, and it really annoys me. Come on, these jobs we have are called WORK and we do it to get PAID, not because we're so "passionate" about them. I'm interested in my work, I find it (at its best) challenging and engaging, and there are times it's very gratifying--but still, it's a job. My feelings about it can't be compared to my feelings about my husband or family or civil rights or chocolate.