Tuesday, May 25, 2004

On the box
My linguistic pet peeves
'Blaze' for 'fire'. Overused. At work I take this word out of the newspaper regularly if I see it more than once that week.

'Pre-owned car' - say used! (Naff middle-class pseudo-'elegance' that fits Paul Fussell's examples of it.)

'Fresh episode' - what, will it go bad and stink in a week if I don't watch it? Say new!

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