9 Words and Phrases You’re Probably Using Wrong

Posted by @audreylaine, Oct 16, 2018

Here, excerpted from their new book, That Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Means, Ross and Kathryn Petras share nine terms or words that sound smart but when used incorrectly make you sound the opposite, along with real examples of their being misused drawn from business news reports, research publications and corporate press releases


Is it fewer or less? Utilize or use? In regards or in regard? Or not regard at all? A mute or moot point? And for heaven's sake, only use "unique" when it truly means there is only one in the world. So many gems in this article. Thanks for posting, @audreylaine As the authors point out, this isn't just for word nerds. Rightly or wrongly, in our world, the wrong word can cause our audience/peers to question how smart we are.

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