even though alex is listed as the chief grammar policeman on our right-hand nav bar, i consider myself a bit of a wordie. a punctuation person. a grammar geek. a spelling.. ok, you get the idea. when it comes to the english language, i stickle. (and, yes, this comes from the guy who doesn\’t bother to use capital letters. that\’s really more about laziness.)
examples of our language being mercilessly slaughtered are readily available. one could devote his entire life and blog to calling these out. so, i\’m just going to go for the most egregious examples, and subject you to them on a semi-regular basis.
your welcome. [SIC]
today: a couple examples. the first is from my group here at HealThyself. when talking about a project and what is needed from another person / team, that request is referred to as an ask. as in, \”x project is tracking green, currently no ask.\”
the second is from my drive in this morning– listening to fox sports radio, which i know is a breeding ground for language disasters. the host was talking about the station\’s corresponded in ireland, who was struggling in getting his cell phone to work from the site of this year\’s british open. the somewhat-exact quote is \”we\’re still trying to get in touch with [correspondent name here], he is still efforting to get his phone to work from the clubhouse.\”
and.. i\’m done.