Purists Beware

I thought I had heard everything bad about language until the other day during a weather report. The meteorologist spoke about “ay nother” storm coming up. That’s a double whammy (see list below)! When I checked it out on Google, it turns out that a large number of people think that “nother” is a real word.

That is just a small bit of language usage that is very upsetting to purists like me. Here are a few more:

• The indefinite article “a” is pronounced like the “a” in “above,” not like the  “a” in “able.”
• The “t” in “often” is silent.
• “Momentarily” means “for a moment,” not “in a moment.”
• “Myself” is not appropriate when “me” will suffice.
• Only a few of us know how to use “however” correctly in a sentence.


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.
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