Words Matter: Day 5

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If you had to eliminate one word or phrase from the English language, what would it be? Why?

I don’t think there is a word or phrase that I would eliminate. As it is, the English language has over 200,000 words, but the average English speaker only knows and uses less than 20,000. If anything, we should be frantically adding words to our own vocabularies. I would, however, appreciate it if people started using the words and phrases English already has correctly. Take, for example, the expression “I could not care less.” This is correct. “I could care less” does not make any sense, although this is what many people end up saying instead.

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