MISTRESS OF SCIENCE! Mwah ha ha ha.
(Actually now with PhD, but Doctor of Philosophy just doesn't have the same evil ring, does it?)
Oh, some phonetic explanation of this, blah blah blah -- I have it but I'm too tired.
Oh, I've seen the explanations (bridegome/bridegroom). And I don't care. Darn it.It's just wrong, wrong, wrong!
And anyway, writing is meant to convey speech, not the other way around.Nonetheless, one thing I keep seeing that's driving me nuts is "persay."Arrrr! It's drivin' me nuts!
You know, your insistence on being kindly and reasonable is throwing a big wet blanket over my compulsive fault-finding!
I'm not being kindly and reasonable -- it's just that my indoctrination as a linguist has given me a new perspective. There are some things that still annoy me no matter how I try to ignore them, but most things don't bother me like they used to, now that I understand the mechanisms.
I'm hearing a lot of interesting non-words/misused words at my new job. "She can't keep using it as a clutch. She's gonna have to learn to deal with it." (clutch/crutch)"I did stupid sh*t like that when I was a kid. But, I can't condole my kid doing it." (condole/condone)
Now that "clutch" one is stuck in my head!
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