Ok, that's a really clumsy headline. I can't come up with a better short description of the language we use to describe some of the most casual and careless actions in our everyday life. Here are some examples:
-- throw on some jeans -- run to the store -- dash off an e-mail -- dive into a project -- toss in a load of laundry -- throw dinner together -- fall asleep
These are mundane activities, no sweat or strain required. And yet the verbs we use are more appropriate to Olympic competition. Any ideas on why we do that?