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Thread #132499   Message #4131792
Posted By: weerover
10-Jan-22 - 08:37 AM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
"Acronym" as a term for any abbreviation.

"Appraised" when it should be "apprised": heard last night on the TV police drama "Vera".

"Precarity": there is no such word but I have encountered it twice in recent weeks, in the Guardian newspaper and on a BBC radio discussion, in both cases by trade union representatives.