It's your language. You use it every day. You should strive to master it. My late mother, a 27-year, graduate-level professor of English, embedded that in my brain once upon a time. I’m not nearly as smart as she was, but I’m sharp enough to recognize that the vast majority of native-born Americans can’t speak or write English worth a lick.
Monday, August 29, 2011
With every natural disaster (earthquake, hurricane, etc.) comes the prolific overuse of the word "impact." I don't recall hearing the words "effect" or "affect" used once during the coverage.