recently, i saw some examples of the misuse and abuse of english. here they are.
i saw 1th for 1st, or firth for first.
whoever typed this must've gotten it mixed up with 3rd, 4th, 5th, and so on.
a sentence started with the words "this being ... "
i do NOT like this because it is awkward.
the word conversate. it must be a back formation from converse and conversation.
goddamm it -- that's WRONG! and there's a better, simpler word to use -- talk.
a story in usa today noted that people are buying fewer name-brand items at the grocery store and buying more private-stock items.
please -- private stock is a pretentious way of saying store brand. i buy many store-brand items such as bread, coffee, and orange juice. those items are just as good as the name-brand items,
i also save money, and i've done that long before the recession started last fall.