Damian C.

Joined: April 25, 2013

Number of comments posted: 4

Number of votes received: 3

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Re: Reference, refer.  •  September 17, 2013, 12:09pm  •  1 vote

I like your explanation a lot, Jean, it should be the final word, I'd say. I would like to hear more about the term from logic and the literary speech and literary theory though. What are you refere

Re: Reference, refer.  •  April 27, 2013, 3:23pm  •  0 vote

Well, we've just about beat this one to death, but let me just add that no writer in English would cite US Government usage as examples of anything but bureaucratese. Perhaps the Brits are better, and

Re: Reference, refer.  •  April 27, 2013, 8:40am  •  1 vote

That may be, but it still grates, because, I suppose, I am an inherent prescriptivist, and there are countless examples of poor usage throughout written English's long history that made it into dictio

Re: Reference, refer.  •  April 25, 2013, 2:03pm  •  1 vote

And what about salespeak, "incent?" I was incented to sell more (not to mention salespeak itself). Incentivize, by comparison seems innocuous, though still odious. Recall that among his other out