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  1. #981
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    "impact" as a verb is an abomination.

  2. #982
    Quote Originally Posted by budwom View Post
    "impact" as a verb is an abomination.
    In healthcare, impacts are no fun as a noun either.

  3. #983
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    Quote Originally Posted by budwom View Post
    "impact" as a verb is an abomination.
    That's a very impactful declaration.

  4. #984
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    gratuitous
    [redacted] them and the horses they rode in on.

  5. #985
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    Quote Originally Posted by budwom View Post
    "impact" as a verb is an abomination.
    So, Mark Williams didn’t impact Duke’s victory?
    "Amazing what a minute can do."

  6. #986
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tripping William View Post
    So, Mark Williams didn’t impact Duke’s victory?
    Nope! He had an impact on the victory!

    -jk

  7. #987
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    ^attaboy!

  8. #988
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    Quote Originally Posted by budwom View Post
    "impact" as a verb is an abomination.
    Also my husband’s pet peeve. That along with “athleticism” and the popular stock analyst’s term “constructive”, as in “I am constructive about this stock.”

  9. #989
    Quote Originally Posted by Tooold View Post
    Also my husband’s pet peeve. That along with “athleticism” and the popular stock analyst’s term “constructive”, as in “I am constructive about this stock.”
    What’s wrong with athleticism?

    “He’s relied too much on his athleticism in the past.” Not fine?

  10. #990
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    [redacted] them and the horses they rode in on.

  11. #991
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skydog View Post
    What’s wrong with athleticism?

    “He’s relied too much on his athleticism in the past.” Not fine?
    My husband thinks it adds syllables that don’t mean much...he would prefer “athletic ability” (which I have pointed out has more total syllables). I do not share his aversion to the word, but I do agree with him on “impact” as a verb and “constructive” the way it’s used by stock analysts.

  12. #992
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    The misuse of the word "would" is now officially out of control...is anyone doing anything about it?

    Top publications which actually use editors seem to be immune, but every day on bulletin boards and elsewhere I read something along the lines of "I wish I would have bought that car," or we wish he wouldn't have gone to Florida." WTF I ask!

  13. #993
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    Quote Originally Posted by -jk View Post
    Nope! He had an impact on the victory!

    -jk
    Quote Originally Posted by budwom View Post
    ^attaboy!
    Fine. Allow me to reiterate the same sentiment about use of “golf” as a verb.
    "Amazing what a minute can do."

  14. #994
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tooold View Post
    My husband thinks it adds syllables that don’t mean much...he would prefer “athletic ability” (which I have pointed out has more total syllables). I do not share his aversion to the word, but I do agree with him on “impact” as a verb and “constructive” the way it’s used by stock analysts.
    If you are Dick Vitale, you add a syllable by saying "ath-a-let-i-cism"

  15. #995
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    Quote Originally Posted by budwom View Post
    "impact" as a verb is an abomination.
    Impact as a verb is a handy way to avoid mixing up "effect" vs "affect".

  16. #996
    Quote Originally Posted by Acymetric View Post
    Impact as a verb is a handy way to avoid mixing up "effect" vs "affect".
    A little mental discipline can effect a course that will properly affect the issue.

  17. #997
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    Inane, even more applicable than ever.
    [redacted] them and the horses they rode in on.

  18. #998
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    Quote Originally Posted by devildeac View Post
    Inane, even more applicable than ever.
    I have always endeavored to be ane.

  19. #999
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    philistine
    [redacted] them and the horses they rode in on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by devildeac View Post
    philistine
    Sounds like a German horse to me.

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