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Thread #132499 Message #3000428
Posted By: Anne Lister
05-Oct-10 - 05:04 PM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
I'm another wincer every time someone confuses few and less ... but the other irritant, which has me reaching for something to throw at the radio (which tends to be where I hear it most) is the phrase "mitigate against". Must be confusion with "militate against" but it makes no sense at all.
Oh, and the almost universal misuse of the phrase "beg the question".