In honor of National Grammar Day today, I want to share some of my favorite wording pet peeves for a little fun. I am reaching to bring this into the lean world but there are overprocessing waste due to saying more than needed.
- “Free Gift”: I have never heard of someone paying for a gift. They are usually always free, no need to add the word.
- I need to “respond back”: There is no way to respond in advance. A response is always back to the person, so no need to add back.
- I was thinking “in my head”: Where else would you think? I can’t think in someone else’s head.
- “Tunafish”: Just say tuna. You never say halibutfish or salmonfish.
Please share your wording pet peeves!
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5 responses to “Waste Of Breath: Wording Pet Peeves”
Irregardless – which is actually now in the dictionary due to it’s widespread misuse.
Reconfirm – what’s the point in reconfirming if you can’t trust your first confirmation?
I never really put much thought (in my head – not yours) to “free gift,” but it’s officially added to my list 🙂
I have to say that making “irregardless” an official word in the dictionary is akin to calling a known inneficient process a “best practice”.
Hilarious George (and totally true!)
Rebecca – thanks for “reconfirm”. Now that one will bug me!
Pacifically, I love to hear a voice mail greeting which says “I’m away from my dest.”
btw, the “irregardless” thing being in the dictionary now just creeps me out. is the definition “do not use”?
That should be the definition for irregardless!