Saturday, July 9, 2011

M-W: "An Ignorant Corruption of the Language"

"It may be that eventually hone in on will become so common that dictionaries will begin to enter it as a standard phrase; and then usage commentators will routinely rail against it as an ignorant corruption of the language. This is a development we can all look forward to, but its time is not yet. ... we recommend that you use home in on ...:" Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage.

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  1. It's their paper; they can be as ignorant as they want.

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  4. The Comment AG removed: "Every word you speak is an ignorant corruption of the English language."

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  5. That comment applies to you, OWW.

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