I am so tired of hearing the unthinking prattle of our local commentators on air. And, it seems, the national level ones are no better. Do they ever listen to themselves? They don’t even make sense!
“If you are just joining us, our guests are…”
Really? And if I have been listening all hour, who are the guests?
“If you are just joining us, it is frigid out there”
For the rest of you, it is a hot summer day.
LISTEN UP! If.. then: what happens in the former has to have bearing on the latter or it makes no sense.
Now, I have to confess, I have caught myself saying to the receptionist at work “If anyone is looking for me, I am going to lunch” which I usually catch instantly after it has left my mouth, so I add “And in fact, I am going to lunch even if no one is looking for me.” But I am not paid to talk endlessly. I think those who are should pay attention to what they say.
Topics for another day? More pet peeves.
Less versus fewer
Something to look forward to. 🙂