You're Saying It Wrong

January 2014
Atlantic;Jan/Feb2014, Vol. 313 Issue 1, p33
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.


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