TITLE

You're Saying It Wrong

AUTHOR(S)
DOLL, JEN
PUB. DATE
January 2014
SOURCE
Atlantic;Jan/Feb2014, Vol. 313 Issue 1, p33
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses peeving, or the act of complaining or opposing the way in which certain words are used. It notes that despite usage notes or labels indicating certain definitions as "nonstandard" in dictionaries, peeving still occurs. The author goes on to comment on the popular misconception that dictionaries dictate language rather than reflect how it is used.
ACCESSION #
93454404

 

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