Question of the Day

We've done this one before, but not for almost two years now...

Which frequently misused word or phrase is like nails on a chalkboard every time you hear it being misused?

This isn't a question about mispronunciations or malapropisms or incorrect grammar. It's about a real word or phrase that just gets used in the wrong way, e.g. the use of literally to convey totality or emphasis, as opposed to the opposite of figuratively.

The one that always makes my teeth grind is when someone uses "begs the question" to mean "raises the question," instead of its actual meaning, which describes the logical fallacy of circular reasoning—the sort of argument that looks like a snake eating its own tail.

"You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."

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