1. Linguistic Pet Peeves. Got Any?

    Here are some of Geoff Nunberg’s linguistic pet peeves:

    When I hear people say “oversimplistic,” I suspect they don’t know that “simplistic” means that all by itself. I wish somebody would drive “arguably” and “quite possibly” into the sea. And it seems to me it’s almost always a bad idea to begin a sentence with “I pride myself on.”

    What are yours?

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    linguistic pet peeves