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.
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