Out of this list, I have to admit, I've been using enormity wrong. I've never associated it with evil before, but more of the size of something non tangible: Like a decision or action. I think my definition is better, but what can ya do, right?
When people use literally in the figurative sense it doesn't really bug me. Some people go bonkers, when people say stuff like, "I'm so hungry I could literally eat a horse." But, I don't care.
And as for ironic, this is not really a difficult word, but it is used wrong a lot. I blame Alanis Morrisette. But, I do find it harder to differentiate between sarcasm and irony than to differentiate between coincidence and irony.
A debate I had with a friend recently was the use of enunciate. He thought it was just correct but normal speech, while I think it's the stressed overly correct pronunciation of words, like when Judd Nelson says "did I stutter" in The breakfast Club. Feel free to chime in if you think one of us is right (me).
Lastly, I use the word alright a lot. Apparently, according to the dictionary, this isn't really a word! It's an amalgamation of all right that people started using due to similar words like already. Alright is acceptable, and not really incorrect per se, but shouldn't be used in formal writing. So guess who is going through her entire manuscript and taking out all the alrights?
ya, fun times.
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