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Beware Verbal Shortcuts

I often tell people that if everyone heard what they said, they would laugh. Or at the very least, shake their heads.

English allows for such comedy.

The latest example involved me. As I walked out of the gym to the parking lot, I asked myself, “Where am I parked?”

Then I paused. I wasn’t “parked” anywhere. I was moving.

How easy it would have been to say, “Where is my car parked?” or “Where did I park my car?” But I didn’t.

I took a verbal shortcut, and I sounded the dumber for it.

Until next time! Use the right words!


May 30, 2014 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , ,

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