Justified & Ancient
- Dec 22, 2005
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I write for cycling magazines and they seem to have a thing about using 'price point' when price or cost will do and, another one I don't like, 'colourway'. While it may be correct, this is not a word I've ever heard in real life. Perhaps some people do use it. I don't get really wound up about these as I'll write to the magazine style but both of them jar just that little bit.May have been mentioned before, but I detest the phrase "price point", ie "it's too expensive at that price point". Another phrase seemingly adopted by interviewees answering a question "So, going forward in the future....." makes me switch off to their answer.
Inane question every interviewer asks "how do you feel?" and leading question "how important is it....?".
I do like the phrase 'get go', though, as in 'from the get go', which I know has its detractors here. I like it because of how one can get it to flow rhythmically (he says, going all Pseuds Corner) in a sentence in a different way than 'from the start' etc.
My parents' big bugbears are 'train station' and the use of 'actor' rather than actress. I prefer the sound of railway station but train station makes perfect sense; you catch a bus from a bus station and a train from a train station. And as I point out regarding actor – there aren't female-specific terms for doctor (okay, the term 'doctress' exists but nobody uses it), or scientist, or teacher etc etc, so why should the acting profession be any different.
A phrase that does annoy me and which has been commented on in a different thread is 'from an anonymous source'...