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08/22/2003 Archived Entry: "Things I Will Never Do"
Posted by CKL @ 06:23 PM PST

I will never:

  • Use the word "leverage" as a verb.
  • Use the word "irregardless" in any context.
  • Pronounce the word "nuclear" as "nucular."
  • Use the word "alleged" as an adjective.
If you ever catch me doing any of these things, I demand that you immediately smack some sense into me. (The only exception is if I'm pointing out its monstrous stupidity, either explicitly or mockingly.)

Look. I understand and support the evolution of slang and its integration into standard usage, but there are some words that are just wrong. They're not clever, or inventive, or indicative of a cultural "paradigm shift." They're just plain wrong. Make up a new language if you want-- don't insist that we change ours because you can't be bothered to learn it.

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I will never:

Buy a house
Get married
Write a CV
Change Job
Have a girlfriend
Be rich
Enjoy Weekends
Have friends
Change my personality

I will always:

Continue the same boring life

Posted by some guy @ 04/02/2005 03:23 AM PST

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