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I'll add people who say "irregardless" to the list of mis-speakers who drive me nuts. And those who have to add the totally unneeded "at this point in time" to qualify half of what they say.


My mom was a great one for this. One of her favorite expressions was, "I could care less." I tried and tried to explain to her that if you COULD care less, then you DO care some. If you COULDN'T care less, then you don't care at all, which is the point. All to no avail. Another favorite of hers, "The raft of God." I would always get a mental image of some robed and bearded old man floating on a log raft. I could never convince her it was supposed to be, "wrath of God."
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