Thursday, October 28, 2010

The recent widespread use of incorrect grammar and spelling is commonplace among TV spokespersons, and particularly noticeable on the Internet. It is hard to say whether these lapses are being caused by the urge for haste while posting, or simple ignorance, or a wider consequence of the general decline in education standards.
It might seem tiresome to make a long list of such errors, so one recent example might serve for now.
The word "problematic" does not mean something that is a problem. Problematic means something that is doubtful or questionable of success. An example of correct useage: "Whether the initiative will be successful is problematic for now."

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