If you’re looking for misuse of the English language but don’t want to hang around with politicians, doctors or civil servants, consider reading press releases. My inbox is full of the things and they frequently cause rude, rude noises to come out of my mouth.
“Guestspert”? Are you (bleeping) kidding me?
Whaaat? When did “e-tailers” become a word?
“Turntabalist”? Your parents must be so proud.
Sometimes, though, neologisms have their revenge: They become so ubiquitous that I find myself using them, either in print or aloud.
When I say things like “repurposed,” I want to smack myself. On purpose.
Or how about “I know, right?” and “going forward”? How did these get to be such earwigs?