We all fall foul to this beauty. Yet perhaps there is something to be learned among the dross and detritus of the day.
Literally, adverb. The primary or intended meaning of a verb.
This word plagues common speech. In part it helps us solve the dilemma of how to describe uncommon events in a public speech overwrought with the embossing and adornment of hyperbole, however it is fraught with risk.
Let us consider the case for usage.
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If I want to say, “put that down before I lose/loose my shit!” which should I use (without being a loser)? What does “lose/loose my shit” mean anyway? And, why do people get it wrong so often?
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Finally the final word.
This is a follow up to two previous posts:
- Mentee, Mentoree, Meant What? and
- Mentee, Mentoree, Meant something after all,
… where I finally give into the prevailing tide.
With the ongoing conversation on the usage of Mentee vs Mentoree it occurred to me that there is a measure that will allow us to get a sense on usage.
Usage after all is one of the great arbitrators of nomenclature.
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This post is a continuation to a blog post I made back in January 2011.
Mentee, Mentoree – Meant What?
Please read this first and the comments to come up to speed. I’ll be referring to comments through the rest of this post.
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