A recent article from the Scripps Howard News Service highlighted some overused/misused words. Here’s a few of them for your amusement.
- Armed robbery (or such) gone bad. This implies that most of them are all well and good.
- Now playing in theaters. Oh, so that’s where the movies are shown.
- Undocumented alien. This is like calling a drug dealer an “unlicensed pharmacist”.
- Healthy food. If chicken is good for you, then it’s healthful. If it’s healthy, it’s still running around.