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Thread #132499   Message #4051030
Posted By: Steve Shaw
07-May-20 - 10:57 AM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
It's not the role of dictionaries to decide what is correct usage or misuse. They are there to reflect how people use language. They may refer to slang or colloquialism or informal use of words, but no decent dictionary ever passes judgement on what is "correct usage."