Monday, November 22, 2010

Verbal Ineptitude

I like simple prepositions: "on peak" and "off peak" are clear and simple. Most switches have an "on" position and an "off" position.

For some reason, many Americans add "of" after the word "off". I don't know why this was started, but I dislike adding another redundant preposition.

I also dislike hearing "unbelievable" or "incredible", instead of "amazing" or "spectacular", or other adjective to express appreciation or surprise, rather than disbelief.

t not disbelief.

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