28 January 2005

Terroristic?

I'm an editor; I admit it, I'm a bit more, shall we say, annoyed, about the butchering of the English language than your typical person on the street.

But the local television news channels butcher it, stuff it in sausage casings, and hang it out to dry.

Tonight, for example, I heard a T.V. reporter state that the accused had threatened a "terroristic" act.

Terroristic?

Exactly in what dictionary would one find that word? Its definition, please?

Think before you speak. Reread what you write. Please, people, stop tormenting the rest of us.

1 comment:

Abigail said...

I heartifully agree. These tormentoristic people do not appreciatize our respect for proper usifying of good English.