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Guestmudgeon Erin Lazzaro is available to avail...

This one seems to be prevalent among pre-sales engineers -- "We will avail ourselves" meaning "we will make ourselves available." I have to bite my tongue to keep from asking, "avail yourselves of what?" 

Of a dictionary, if they're wise!

Have you heard or read similar or equally distressing usages?

Do tell us. 

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