Issue 115, page
Guest Curmudgeon Nancy
Love your site! Here are my gripes; both tend to be spoken misuses, although
I've come across them in print as well.
1. Phenomena as a singular noun. English-speakers just have a hard time
with those Greek words, I guess--we want to fall back on Latin rules.
2. Myself as anything but what it's supposed to be: a reflexive pronoun,
or a pronoun used for emphasis. Example heard yesterday on NPR's "Fresh Air": "Myself and my scouts would often encounter..." (You wouldn't say
"Myself would often encounter," would you?)
there something you read or hear that sends you up the wall?
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