Sunday, October 4, 2009

173 - The use of the word 'addicting'

There is no object in the world that can 'addict' you, they are addictive.

And so many people use both forms of the word to describe the most mundane things, like this chocolate, or that dip, World of Warcraft, Facebook, the Twilight series, or the color blue. Shut up, it's not nicotine, heroin or cocaine, so stop exaggerating your weakness for it. You love it, we get it, and that's enough of your general opinion.


Pooja Mahimkar said...

lol.. i totally get what you want to say. even i find it irritating sometimes. i mean fine you love it but u cant be an addict :P

Elizabeth said...

*clap, clap, clap
Well said.


plentymorefishoutofwater said...

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Kate said...

Ha ha very good point.

Kate xx

Douglas said...

I dislike (intensely) the -aholic suffix being attached to just about anything.

vilges suola said...

I hate words being misapplied by native speakers who ought to know better. My pet hate is the ludicrous coinage 'irregardless'. And don't get me started on the mangling of stress patterns by station announcers - 'the train AT platfrom two is the 15.05 TO Stansted Airport...This train WILL call at...'