Pretty much any noun used as a verb should be banished. The one that's bugging me recently is "primary," as in Senator Frogwart better be careful or somebody will primary him.
Also, all media types should be forbidden to use the expression "some say."
If you are pissed at a dog for keeping you awake with its barking, it's not because you disagree with what it's saying. -- Rikki
the internet cured me of my need to worry about the grammar of others. though i do make some effort to keep my own reasonably correct.
"It isn't necessary to imagine the world ending in fire or ice. There are two other possibilities: one is paperwork, and the other is nostalgia."
And another thing. When did "versus" come to be synonymous with "as opposed to"?
And watch out for those low hanging participles.
Lincoln Fight Club...
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"Republicans in East Tennessee live in a government compound of national and state forests, land grant universities, nuclear research labs, and TVA lakes and dams, while pretending to be coonskin cappers guarding the mountain passes to stop socialism." - (Commenter from Oregon discussing the Tennessee Governors contest in the NYT) (hat tip to Hank IV)