Discussion in 'The Pub' started by Jamalot, Feb 10, 2016.
I'm so happy I've never worked in an office setting. I'd be tempted to homicide my coworkers.
I've seen lots of references to "free reign"...which is supposed to be "free rein", as in letting the horse you're riding have his head.
A lot of bizbabble is just plain weird. Most of it's already been mentioned. "Incentivize" is a pretentious multi-syllabic substitute for "incent"...why bother, unless somehow using a big word makes you feel important? Likewise, "proactive" is a pretentious way to say "active"...kind of dumb. And "prior" is, I believe, an adjective or a noun, and not in and of itself an adverb. "We arrived prior" is an incorrect way to say "We arrived earlier" or "we arrived before (whatever)". It's supposed to be "prior to (whatever)". And that "out of pocket" crap, when you're trying to say you'll be out of contact, is just wrong.
And yeah, the current use of "literally" is also ridiculous. "I literally died of embarrassment"....oh, really? You sure were one fragile flower. When's the memorial service?
I remember receiving professional materials from my employer years ago that, in a section on selling techniques, repeatedly referred to segueways.
Social media has probably put the final nail in the coffin of my respect for humanity.
I never realized that so many people not only use "then" instead of "than," but they don't seem to care that they're wrong.
Saw "get the songs down pact" in another thread a few minutes ago.
Would you like to dialogue futher about that? To better inform our efforting towards solving for this dialoguing enhancement opportunity?
This is more spelling than sayings, but it seems that very few people know that "a lot" is actually two words. No idea how "alot" came to be so common.
If 'alittle' is one word, why can't 'alot' be one word. ;-)
I hope this comment is tongue-in-cheek.
That's a scarecrow argument.
In A Gadda Da Vida
Bring'in the Yeast
That sets a president
Nothing wrong with my prostrate
I don't think "six of one, half dozen of the other" is wrong if you're comparing two things...
That was my seventh grade English teacher's pet peeve, and she made sure we knew without question that "a lot" is two words. Thanks Mrs. Haes!
Particularly annoying when you hear that from hosts of TV car shows or owners, all of whom should know better. IMO you should have to give up your Porsche if you pronounce it with one syllable. Preferably to me.
I think that we all slip either with spelling or the wrong word in the wrong place.
But I find people that aren't very literate make most of the gaffs.
Some people never read anything other than their text messages, which are ripe with mistakes. lol
Is that what makes their mistakes smell so bad after a while?
Did you mean "efforting towards our solve for this dialoguing enhancement opportunity?"
You might want to flush that out a bit more for clarity's sake.
Makes sense sometimes.