Thursday, February 11, 2010

Minnie and the 'Supervisorial' Guffaw

Mr. Language Man is on the lookout for abuses in his constant effort to protect you from the horrors of bad language--especially nouns used as verbs, subject-verb agreement and those disagreeable dangling participles.

Today's example comes from Public Radio where reporter Carrie Kahn, this morning, used the inventive word "supervisorial," apparently in an attempt to say "supervisory." Carrie compounded the feloniousness-ial of it all by sounding like Minnie Mouse on laughing gas.

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