1st March 2007 quaesitor culture / FUN / Quaerentia 2 Comments Well, the Telegraph has come up trumps again with a collated list of linguistic pet hates. Check out the short article and this fantastic list For what it’s worth, my favourites are: Shop assistant: are you alright there Doing nothing is not an option Impacting on Things have reached a crescendo (yeuurrrghhhh!) Polite notice Do keep the Christian versions coming in… Share this:TwitterPrintLinkedInFacebookPocketMoreWhatsAppLike this:Like Loading... You Might Also Like Human ocean impact – NYT maps 28th February 2008 Inside the mind and heart of a city under siege: Sarajevo Marlboro 21st March 2010 feeling a bit bad about it 20th April 2007 This Post Has 2 Comments Mark (Not Meynell) 1 Mar 2007 Reply ALL RUBBISH. So what if you use a word when you don’t have to. Big redundant deal. Sometimes it reflects an inability to use the English language, but sometimes you just want to use two words because it sounds nicer, looks better or just generally is to be preferred. I mean, you don’t criticise people for saying someone was incredibly incredibly beautiful or very very drunk, so why criticise them for saying they were exuberantly joyful? (And if someone makes a comment about my attitude is all because I’ve grown up in a post-modern society then I’ll box both their ears. (Something I have never seen done and only read about in Enid Blyton books) ) markmeynell 1 Mar 2007 Reply Calm down, Mark Please leave a comment... Cancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.