Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Keep it simple, stupid

What, Prudence wonders, has happened to ordinary nouns.

Tony Abbott (whom Prudence doesn't like for, oh, a multitude of reasons) is a serial offender.

In one press conference yesterday, he offended Prudence's ears with usage when he meant use, and linkage, when link was most definitely called for.

Prudence's theory is that it's an attempt to sound cleverer than he is, and that it belies a deep lack of confidence.

1 comment:

  1. I think Prudence is correctly interpreting the signage.