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Thread #132499 Message #2998903
Posted By: katlaughing
03-Oct-10 - 03:57 PM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
"Go figure" in my neck of the woods usually means "Who would have thought it?"
We've always referred to it as the NYTimes and the Times of London as just the Times.
I can still hear Mrs. Worcester, my old English/Latin teacher, scolding any of us who used "like" when we meant "such as." It's a lost cause, it's even been deemed "acceptable," but it still bugs me, greatly! The best example of incorrect usage she used with us was the old "Winston tastes good like a cigarette should!" My, how times have changed.