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Thread #132499   Message #4055537
Posted By: Steve Shaw
27-May-20 - 05:39 PM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
"Bored of" is fine. That's what lots of people say, so object if you like but it's a fight you'll lose. If you can be tired of you can be bored of. Come on, let's see you arguing that one. What I don't like is the degradation of language by the ditching of really useful distinctions. I can't accept "alternate" instead of "alternative" because these words have distinct meanings that are worth preserving. I feel the same about "uninterested" and "disinterested" and will continue to use them my way, but I know I've lost that fight. Shame really, but language is wot people speak, not wot academics decide we should speak.