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Musing or snarking?

Do only one in ten people use the word 'decimate' correctly?

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jemck
11th Jun, 2009 07:46 (UTC)
well those of us with an authentic classical education certainly do :)
bellinghman
11th Jun, 2009 08:48 (UTC)
Dixit
marypcb
11th Jun, 2009 09:07 (UTC)
not sure we're as high as one in ten any more ;-)

(it is one of my pet peeves!)
alexmc
11th Jun, 2009 08:44 (UTC)
Yep.
grey_lady
11th Jun, 2009 12:02 (UTC)
I think it's snarking - but a very good snark!
ccomley
11th Jun, 2009 18:10 (UTC)
These days I doubt it's that many - rapidly becoming a lost cause along with "momentarily".

Also with one foot in the grave is "fewer".

And long LONG gone is any hope for "virtually". :)

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