The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #172129   Message #4167390
Posted By: Steve Shaw
12-Mar-23 - 10:55 AM
Thread Name: BS: stupid sayings
Subject: RE: BS: stupid sayings
Using the word "alternate" in any sense other than "first this, now that, now this again, now that again..." is utterly diabolical. The word is alternative. This lingovirus is so common now that dictionaries are accepting it as standard English. That's a crime, committed mostly by yanks. I blame the Monkees.