28 August 2009

Random Things I Wish Other People Cared About as Much as I Do

I'm in a snit. There's no use denying it. I was listening to an audio book in my car today and it struck me that for the first time in I don't know how long, I heard the word "utilize" used correctly. So it's at the top of my snark list for today.

1) There's a difference between the words use and utilize and the latter is not just a fancy synonym for the former. Learn the difference.

2) About half the time when people say namesake they really mean eponym. Learn the difference.

3) Bemused is not a variant of amused. Learn the difference.

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