I asked for it, and you delivered. On Christmas Eve, I invited you to say what annoys you most about the misuse of English today. The response was almost overwhelming: I could fill the entire winter's columns with your pet peeves. Thank you for your righteous indignation, your grammatical rage, your grumpy eloquence. From the few hundred suggestions I received, here are 10 winners -I mean, 10 losers.
A Girl Like I is the title of Anita Loos's autobiography--a gesture to her most famous creation, the grammatically inept (or is it brilliant?) Lorelei, "authoress" of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. I don't have a problem with it.
I've noticed a marked increase of "gladhanding" on the radio and in various publications lately. Colour me suspicious.
Any other curmudgeons want to get in on the action (sic)?