Thursday, April 30, 2009

It’s All A Matter of Words


‘Needless to say’

‘partnering’ and the general tendency toward ‘verbing’ everything!

And a few misused words and phrases that should be purged from the collective vocabulary:

1.  ‘I was like’ for ‘I said’ (the second is shorter anyway!)

2.  ‘She went’ for ‘she said’ (where, exactly, has she gone?)

3.  The companion, “And so I go . . .’ for ‘I said’

3.  ‘He was literally shouting at me’ (unless the context might allow ‘shouting’ to have some figurative meaning, ‘literally’ here is literally not needed – I mean, it’s not needed!)

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