The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #39822   Message #567343
Posted By: GUEST,Kit Kat
08-Oct-01 - 07:57 AM
Thread Name: For pedants only
Subject: RE: For pedants only
I too am reduced to seething and growling when I see misused apostrophes. I'm also irritated by the misuse of the word 'decimate'. If you mean 'reduce by one tenth', fine. Otherwise use 'annihilate' or 'destroy'. I am, however, a fully paid-up, practising pedant and proud of it!

Kit Kat