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  •  WRITTEN???? (8+ / 0-)

    Spoken I could understand, maybe, but written? That's just bad. Then, I'm a person who hears someone use the word "utilize" and decides the speaker is worried about the quality of his or her education and demonstrating WHY that is.

    -7.75, -8.10; All it takes is security in your own civil rights to make you complacent, and we are all Wisconsin.

    by Dave in Northridge on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 08:12:22 PM PDT

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    •  As a person who has written for various (3+ / 0-)
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      different managers and executives, I understand that they each have their own style, but I don't think I would ever be able to use this word in a memo.

      My current boss even corrects my spoken vocabulary.  Lately it is my unfortunate tendency to say "myriad of," which I know is incorrect but has turned into some sort of verbal faux pas of mine.  (Yes, I have used this word incorrectly twice in the last month and once correctly...don't ask.)

      "I watch Fox News for my comedy, and Comedy Central for my news." - Facebook Group

      by Sychotic1 on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 09:15:33 PM PDT

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