Monday, September 24, 2007

Verbal Abuse Part Two

Following up on my initial rant, here are a few more abuses that I feel compelled to report.

1. Thxs. Part of me questions how grateful one really is if they can't even spell out the word, but I admit to using 'thx' more often than I should, so that's not my point. I appreciate that X has a big job playing substitute for four letters, but the S brings nothing to the table.

2. Three times less. Take some math lessons.

3. Risk adverse. It's risk averse. Averse = reluctant, opposed to. Adverse = moving or working in an opposite or contrary direction. There is some similarity, but they are not the same.

...which brings me to my next point...

4. Same difference. That doesn't even make sense. When I've called people on it, the common response is that it is an idiom. Isn't it funny how close the word idiom is to the word idiot? I'm just sayin...

5. Expresso. The word is espresso.

6. Good progress. Isn't progress inherently good? I'm waging a war on superfluous adjectives.


Blogger Cindy said...

how do you feel when people say yous guys? or better yet .... yous guys' place (youz guyzez place)

never date a guy who admits to having a brain fart, those smell bad too.

September 24, 2007 at 10:31:00 PM MDT  
Blogger Emma said...

Hmmm, what about in this circumstance: That apple is red and that one is green; that leaf is red and that one is green...same difference.

September 25, 2007 at 4:31:00 AM MDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Harsh but fair ;)

September 25, 2007 at 8:50:00 AM MDT  
Blogger tori said...

brain fart - ew. it even sounds gross.

emma - you're a clever lady.

chris - you can't imagine how close i was to using that!

September 27, 2007 at 10:09:00 PM MDT  

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