pet peeves

sclements at NEO.RR.COM sclements at NEO.RR.COM
Wed Jul 20 23:27:05 UTC 2011

Just to start my pet peeve with British English---"gone missing."  Hate it.

That's one.

Sam Clements
---- victor steinbok <aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> BBC finally put up its list of 50 "offensive" or "irritating" Americanisms
> and it's every bit as ridiculous as was expected. Mark Liberman covered the
> initial article on LL and Pullum followed up with a post on the 50. It's
> hard not to read it without laughing--it's reminiscent of early days of
> Wikipedia in that the information is unverified, at best, and represents
> mostly very personal, non-extendable views.
> High-school newspapers have better researched pieces. (Note, in particular,
> that a substantial number of selections come from US-based correspondents
> and obvious ESL correspondents.) The list tops off with "I could care less"
> as one such "Americanism".
> VS-)
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