Anne (ajva) wrote,

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A Pedant's Lot Is Not A Happy One

I hate it very much when I see a shop advertise a chaise longue as a "chaise lounge". Ignorant tossers.

I hate it very much when people use the word fulsome incorrectly. In fact, I rarely see it used correctly these days, which makes me wonder if we are going to lose a very succinct and useful word to the inexorable onwards march of linguistic evolution. Damn.

In case you're scared to ask, "fulsome" does emphatically *not* mean "comprehensive" (don't get mixed up between "ful-" and "full"). It means something like "cloyingly insincere by excess", thus "fulsome praise" means praise that is too over the top to be sincere. Here endeth the lesson.
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