The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #132499   Message #2998813
Posted By: YorkshireYankee
03-Oct-10 - 01:39 PM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
"Here, here!" instead of "Hear, hear!"
"It's a mute point" instead of "moot point"

I think the reason "Here, here!", "mute point", "peaked", "baited breath" and "forward" bug me so much is that by using homonyms, people are losing the original sense(s) of the word(s), along with a certain richness of expression (and even understanding) which accompany the "proper" spelling(s), and I regret that loss -- even while knowing it's inevitable.