[LMB] OT: Phrases to hate

Elizabeth Holden azurite at rogers.com
Fri Apr 24 04:59:41 BST 2009



--- On Thu, 4/23/09, Jeff Shultz <jeffshultz at gmail.com> wrote:

> The word I hate is "orientate" - it's orient.
> See
> http://englishplus.com/grammar/00000245.htm

Orientate is a fine word, a synonym for 'orient' that has been used since the early 19th century.  I like 'orientate'.  There are far more objectionable neologisms than that.

namaste,
Elizabeth

defending orientation!




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