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Friday, August 7, 2009

Quality

A brief rant:
One should not use the word quality alone when one wishes to praise someone or something. In such instances the word quality requires a modifier, such as high or good or excellent.
Thank you.

8 comments:

dancingmorganmouse said...

Also, it's unique or it isn't unique. It's NEVER quite unique or rather unique or anything else.

Anonymous said...

and the reason for your "rant"?????

Gail

Pink Granite said...

Hi DMM -
Yes! Another good one to remember!
;o)
- Lee


Hi Gail -
Lately, I've been hearing it used alone quite frequently as in "He's a real quality pitcher." or "We'll be looking for quality candidates to fill the position." I reflexively ask the question in my mind "Pray tell, what sort of quality do you mean?"

It's not quite as wince inducing as "irregardless", "aks" for ask or "ath-a-lete", but it's in my top ten!
;o)
- Lee

Anonymous said...

paprika pronounced paparika.

nuclear as nulclear

Gail

Pink Granite said...

Hi Gail -
Yes, for some reason rightwingers have staked out nuke-u-ler as their personal point of pride. Perhaps they think they sound "folksy" if they sound uneducated.
I haven't run across Pap-a-rika. I wonder if it's a regional thing where you live now?

Then of course there is "obnoxious". After what, three or four decades, I still hate to hear it.
Who says I can't hold a grudge?
;o)
- Lee

Anonymous said...

My favorite is still irregardless.
Its NOT a word!! lol

Pink Granite said...

Hi Kate -
That's one to which I have an involuntary shudder come over me whenever I hear it! Very awkward in social situations!
;o)
- A.L.

Anonymous said...

I myself always here "this pt is disorientated" hate that it's disoriented...my peeve CC