Making Knowledge Work

October 16, 2010

Enematic Speech!

Filed under: Uncategorized — virginiahenry @ 11:47 am

I heard Kate Aidie on Radio 4’s ‘From Our Own Correspondent’ talking about Hungarian villagers who’d been evacuated.  Poor people!  Having their homes and health threatened by toxic sludge, and then having to endure enemas…. Ugh!

Sorry, I know pedants are a nightmare.  And I’m no-one to talk – I happily mash up the mother tongue; put punctuation in all the wrong places;  split infinitives with abandon.  But I try very hard not to implant inappropriate images in unsuspecting minds.
Words paint pictures – it can’t be much to ask that those who’re paid to use them reach for the right brush!

OK, rant over.  Normal service will be resumed soon.

2 Comments »

  1. First uk sighting of a nine-month old word. http://www.addictionary.com/words/59142/enematic

    Comment by tradingaswdr — October 16, 2010 @ 1:06 pm

    • Aw – thought I was being original with that one! Thanks Billy x

      Comment by virginiahenry — October 17, 2010 @ 9:38 am


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