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Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by bigbadeagle, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. bigbadeagle

    bigbadeagle Member

  2. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    Ironic. Dilemma. Supersede.

    Two words I see misused 99 percent of the time and another misspelled 99 percent of the time.
  3. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member

  4. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Notorious and dilemma have been misused so often that you could argue their meanings have changed.

    No one know what ironic means anymore. Isn't that ironic?
  5. SoCalDude

    SoCalDude Active Member

    anxious v. eager is another.
  6. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    I have almost given up on ironic...sometimes, other words fit (oddly, coincidentally), but unfortunately, there are times I'm staring at the word and wondering what other word can best express what the writer is trying to get across, and dammit, sometimes the misuse of ironic seems the best choice.

    I'm deeply ashamed, of course.
  7. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    "LeBron James faced the dilemma of having to choose between the Heat and Cavaliers" is wrong no matter how many writers misuse the word in this way.
  8. nmmetsfan

    nmmetsfan Active Member

    I'd argue both are unattractive options
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