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Public Service Announcement

I received a copy of a memo today from an official with the city who is part of the group looking to select a building location for one of the magnet schools. This official has been in the building management and construction business for a long time. I was, therefore, surprised by an error that was made several times in the memo. To-wit:

A sight is something you see.
The implosion of the old New Haven coliseum was an impressive sight. Or, in a compound form Let's drive to New Hampshire and do some sight-seeing.

A site is a place you visit, whether in meatspace or cyberspace.
We will be staying at the same camp site we were at last year. Or, the Delta web site has some handy information.

If you were looking at building lots, you might punningly say we're going site-seeing, but please only do this if you're an advanced user.

That is all, thank you. Please carry on. England Prevails.

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half_elf_lost
Jan. 25th, 2007 04:27 am (UTC)
Oy vey.

At least he didn't use irregardless (I want to slap myself just typing it) or insure (instead of ensure).
netcurmudgeon
Jan. 25th, 2007 11:10 am (UTC)
...And there was no 'efforting'. Ugh.
half_elf_lost
Jan. 25th, 2007 01:20 pm (UTC)
Young man, don't even get me started on all the perverse ways "staff" is now used as a verb.
netcurmudgeon
Jan. 25th, 2007 04:02 pm (UTC)
It's re-look and it's ilk that really grate on my ears.

Thinking of 'staff' -- the 11th commandment according to Jim Bakker: Thou shalt not put thy rod in thy staff!
half_elf_lost
Jan. 25th, 2007 09:03 pm (UTC)
Heh. He's not the only televangelist lately who seems to have added that commandment to his own personal set of values.
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