misuse of words

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Not just any guy, but The Guy -- Guy Turcotte, the retired English professor who shares my disdain for the misuse of words.
Some time before 64 years and four months ago, Eric Blair wrote an essay about the misuse of words in public discussion.
But the misuse of words - often by those who regard themselves as educated - does undermine communication - which is what language is there to do.
He is still challenging the correctness of a certain translation from the French or pointing out the misuse of words, such as Robert Frost's use of the word "diverged" in "The Road Not Taken.
That language problem remains acute, and there are times when his hesitancy and misuse of words reminds this observer of Dr Jo Venglos and the immediate past Scotland manager.
The assignment asked students to think, explore, and understand the power of language, and, more importantly, to challenge the dominant culture's definition, use, and misuse of words.
If it isn't the errant apostrophe, it is our appalling spelling or our misuse of words (disinterested/uninterested, for example).
Arguably, today's crisis pales in comparison to that facing the nation in April of 1861, or as Farber says, "To call the Civil War a constitutional crisis is almost a misuse of words, like calling Pearl Harbor a military setback.
And she is back in the region from tonight, full of malapropisms, the unintentional and hilarious misuse of words, and no doubt laughs galore, in the process.
Whether this misuse of words may be compared with the "monastic rules" that "emphasized the value of silence" (134) is questionable.
corporate communications, at The Blackstone Group, New York City, arrived 5/30 to say, "Your article in the latest edition of Communication World prompts me to write on an issue that is more a corruption of the language than strictly a misuse of words.