Re: Words That Are Often Misused

Subject: Re: Words That Are Often Misused
From: Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca>
To: Lauren <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>
Date: Fri, 25 May 2012 17:18:08 -0700

I was thinking more about his disgust at the misuse of "ironic" to
mean "coincidence" (ever since the Alanis Song). "Her death wasn't
ironic, it was tragic. If her death somehow made you feel good, then
THAT would be ironic."

And never use whom-anything unless referring to who as an object. The
writers got that one wrong.

-Tony



On 2012-05-25, at 2:17 PM, Lauren <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net> wrote:

> On 5/25/2012 11:19 AM, Tony Chung wrote:
>> I'll have to watch the Castle series again, to find the episodes where
>> Nathan Fillion corrects other peoples' grammar.
>
> http://www.sidereel.com/Castle/season-2/episode-2
>
> “I’m just saying, whoever killed her also murdered the English language.” Shouldn't that be "whomever"?
> http://grammartales.wordpress.com/2009/10/05/thumbs-up-for-castle/
>
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Re: Words That Are Often Misused: From: Peter Neilson
RE: Words That Are Often Misused: From: Ron Hearn
Re: Words That Are Often Misused: From: B.J. Smith
Re: Words That Are Often Misused: From: Tony Chung
Re: Words That Are Often Misused: From: B.J. Smith
Re: Words That Are Often Misused: From: Tony Chung
Re: Words That Are Often Misused: From: Lauren

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