Re: (Slight) HUMOUR: Banned Words

Subject: Re: (Slight) HUMOUR: Banned Words
From: Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 06 Nov 2001 13:18:03 -0800

Kelly Werner wrote:

I believe the reason people 'invent' these words is two-fold: they want to
sound more intelligent ( emphasis on the word SOUND ) and/or they want to
coin a new buzz word. Of course there is always the possibility that they
just misheard something and no one ever corrected them. I used to work for a
man who called us his ' luxurious' staff when he meant 'illustrious'.

Another reason may be that writers aren't the only ones who enjoy playing with language - it's just that most people aren't very good at it.

Bruce Byfield 604.421.7177 bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com

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