Originally Posted by redcaimen
The word "moot" almost always strikes a discordant note. I firmly believe it destroyed Rick Springfields career.
Especially when they pronounce it "mute."
I'm surprised none of my pet peeves is mentioned:
Impacted (unless they are speaking of a wisdom tooth or constipation) or any other variation of impact that has nothing to do with a collision.
Using a reflexive case pronoun as the object of a proposition or verb (e.g. - "You must notify Ms. White or myself")
Using a subjective case pronoun as an object (e.g. - "It's the best possible course of action for Bill and I")
Plus, I agree about the misuse of "less" vs "fewer". This may not be correct, but I have always thought of less as singular and fewer as plural.
This is a great thread. English is getting the crap kicked out of it by our English-speaking society.