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Copyblogger posts a list of 27 commonly misused words — check out the list before writing your next press release!

December 18, 2008 - Posted by | Press Material |


  1. Actually, both “towards” and “toward” are correct, and I’ve just cross-checked it against three of my dictionaries. “Towards” isn’t used nearly as much in American English, but it still cuts the mustard. And indeed, if I see “towards” in an email, I’ll probably answer it more immediately. Because I know the person grew up reading British literature. I prefer using “towards” over “toward.” This isn’t so much of a misused word, as it is a stylistic preference.

    Comment by ed | December 18, 2008 | Reply

  2. “Very unique” and “truly unique” do indeed both annoy the hell out of me, however.

    Comment by ed | December 18, 2008 | Reply

  3. My pet peeve is “mass exodus.” Since when has an exodus *not* been mass?!

    Comment by Yen | December 18, 2008 | Reply

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