Get a Life! Get it Right!

It bothers me when supposedly bright people have a poor understanding of language. Tonight, on 60 Minutes, Leslie Stahl referred to Taylor Swift’s love affairs as being short-lived. She failed to understand the meaning when she pronounced the “live” syllable with the short “i” as in the verb “to live.”


The word “short-lived“ (pronounced shawrt-lahyvd) is an adjective that describes something that lasts a short time. It refers to having a short life or existence as opposed to living a short time.


About stanleygraphics

I am a veteran graphic designer who started at the time when cut and paste meant an X-acto knife and rubber cement. I use my experience to educate others. I have an intolerance for ignorance and stupidity.
This entry was posted in annoying, ignorant, language, pronunciation and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s