Re: Most annoying word

Subject: Re: Most annoying word
From: "dave kerschbaum" <dave -at- smackdabdesign -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2006 09:51:21 -0500

Misused words:

Ironic (usually just coincidental, or even somewhat noteworthy)
Irregardless (ugh.)
Epitome (this does not mean 'ultimate.')
Penultimate (this also does not mean 'ultimate.')

I have a coworker who regularly misuses the first two of these, and
often sprinkles in "the reality is," or "the truth is..."

Makes me wanna break out a can of Strunk and White on him.

Thank you for letting me get this off my chest. I do feel so much better now.
> I also cringe when I hear "the reality is...." because it usually isn't.

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