100 Most Often Mispronounced Words and Phrases


Cannuck
#121
That's irregardless. As I've reiterated to my wife adnausea, you have to unthaw the steaks before she cooks them. She says she don't need no education about cooking.
 
Twila
#122
Quote:

You would think, of all people, journalists would be meticulous about their words. Makes you wonder if they are just as sloppy with their "facts"

I don't wonder. I know they use sensationalistic tactics.
reiterate definition | Dictionary.com (external - login to view)
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re⋅it⋅er⋅ate
   /riˈɪtəˌreɪt/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [ree-it-uh-reyt] Show IPA
–verb (used with object), -at⋅ed, -at⋅ing.
to say or do again or repeatedly; repeat, often excessively.
Origin:
1520–30; < L reiterātus, ptp. of reiterāre to repeat, equiv. to re- re- + iterāre to repeat, deriv. of iterum again; see -ate 1 ]

Seems with been misusing it since 1520-1530...
 
#juan
#123
Quote: Originally Posted by DavidBView Post

Not mispronounced, but mis-used, period:

reiterate

There is no such word. It is redundant. The word is "iterate". That's it. It already means to repeat, say again.

But I see everybody use "reiterate", even anchormen/women on TV stations when they give the news. You would think, of all people, journalists would be meticulous about their words. Makes you wonder if they are just as sloppy with their "facts".

You are no doubt right but both words are in the dictionary.....with the same meaning.
 
Twila
#124
Re-iterate is a synonym for iterate.

At least according to the dictionary
 

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