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Word usage for the memoir writer

Every once in a while, I send you a few of my verbal pet peeves. Here are a few other unfortunate phrases that have come my way recently. [Free Membership required to read more. See below. ]

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3 Responses to Word Usage

  1. Christine Terp Madsen December 19, 2014 at 4:43 PM #

    Don’t get me started! How about some true facts–as opposed to the untrue facts?
    And for you television watchers: aren’t you tired of those “short commercial breaks”? Why can’t those announcers be honest and just call them what they are? Long advertising interruptions, interspersed by short programming breaks?

  2. Christine Larsen January 6, 2015 at 12:24 AM #

    Love them Denis, (and Christine too… nice name, by the way)
    How about ‘more excellent’ and ‘A+’,
    ‘Have a good one’ – well, I’m sure we’d love to, if we just knew what the ONE was.
    And did any of us realise there were SO many awesome things in this world?
    And even better – ‘like… it’s total awesomeness, man!’
    As I am nearing my 7th decade of life, I love to answer these perky little salespeople with their ‘See ya guys’, with a sweet but firm “Ohh… didn’t your mother teach you the difference between girls and boys, dear?”
    Christine Larsen (chuckling and chortling and creating the best upwardly mobile wrinkles!)

  3. Denis Ledoux January 6, 2015 at 4:22 PM #

    A “most excellent” post!! Thanks for sharing your love of language. The use of precise and accurate words is not elitist—it is essential to clear communication.
    “I mean, you know what I’m saying?” 🙂

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