Well, here's the thing. While I grok this thread in a worst-case scenario kind of paradigm shift, I just can't drink the Kool-aid. So megadittos to you and keep on truckin'.
The owner of that above-mentioned business used the biggest words he could in any given situation, including made-up ones. He loved to phrase things in terms of causality, but instead of using "consequently", he always said "subsequently", every single time. I never once hear him use the word "incredible" when waxing over some merchandise we had for sale - he always said "incredulous" instead and he pronounced "columns" as "colyumes". He always pronounced "supposedly" as "supposably". Guess what he did when he got out of college ... High School teacher. I pity any students that picked up his pomposity and lack of grammar and diction. They'd get sent right to remedial English if they tried to get into college.What annoys me most are the people that mispronounce certain words every single time yet use them incessantly.
"Literately" instead of "literally" is a rather ironic example.
Yep. I mentioned it in the "what do nerdy guys like" thread.I thought I read this one here already, but I must have seen it somewhere else. I'm not sure if this qualifies as a sound bite, but it's one most SF fans should be familiar with.