Monday, August 10, 2009

English Misuse

Misuse of the English language seems rampant these days.  I'm not referring to simply the use of slang...but rather to the common overuse, misuse, and misunderstanding of English in general.  I stumbled upon this radio broadcast on my trip back to Missouri from Iowa.  Patricia O'Conner is an expert on English.  Give this a listen:

The Exchange with Ben Kieffer, guest: word maven Patricia O'Conner

English misuse and some of the really ridiculous slang even inspires comedians.  Check out this sketch from Mad TV.  There is a bit of profanity...just FYI.

Mad TV:  Webster's Dictionary Announcement