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Based on an actual conversation my husband and I had last week. I have a list of words I cannot stand to hear misused. He pointed out that the meaning of words change over time, but I won't have it.



Many apologies for the late update! As most of you know, I live in Texas, where we are having an outbreak of massive wildfires, in addition to a dust storm blowing in from Kansas. So far, there are no fires in my immediate area, but I've been breathing who-knows-what for about a week, and I've felt ill for days now. If you're in an affected area, stay safe and hang in there!


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kidamy
Apr. 20th, 2011 10:16 pm (UTC)
I want to know what other words are on your list.
kimonos_house
Apr. 20th, 2011 11:07 pm (UTC)
"Ironic" is the biggest one. I hear way too many people (often journalists) use "ironic" when they mean "apropos." "Troops" is another one I hear misused a lot on TV. If we send out 500 troops (or 500 troupes, for that matter), how many people is that? :P And OMG, when someone says "people that" rather than "people who," it drives me crazy.

I also hate it when "-gate" is added to the end of a word to signal scandal, or "-holic" is added to signal addiction, but that's a regular ol' pet peeve rather than incorrect usage.
gemfyre
Apr. 21st, 2011 12:18 am (UTC)
Due to all these earthquakes I've often heard "So-and-so town was DECIMATED by the quake." Really? Reduced exactly by 10%?

Edited at 2011-04-21 12:18 am (UTC)
kimonos_house
Apr. 21st, 2011 12:22 am (UTC)
LOL!
caiteydid
Apr. 21st, 2011 01:37 am (UTC)
I recently learned where that word came from, and have been wondering at it's usage to mean "utterly destroyed" ever since!

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