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Devery

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Word Gaffes
« on: October 22, 2010, 11:14:22 AM »


I had the misfortune of having to sit and listen to a Small Claims case yesterday.  These are always extremely boring.  In this case, Guy A owed Guy B $200.00.  Guy B went to Guy A's house to collect and, in so doing, drove over Guy A's dog.  Guy A testified that Guy B was "driving sporadically" on his driveway, which brought some muffled guffaws from the peanut gallery.  Well, from me, anyway.  I didn't see anyone else react outwardly to his misuse of the word "erratically".
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Re: Word Gaffes
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2010, 02:31:40 PM »

I had the misfortune of having to sit and listen to a Small Claims case yesterday.  These are always extremely boring.  In this case, Guy A owed Guy B $200.00.  Guy B went to Guy A's house to collect and, in so doing, drove over Guy A's dog.  Guy A testified that Guy B was "driving sporadically" on his driveway, which brought some muffled guffaws from the peanut gallery.  Well, from me, anyway.  I didn't see anyone else react outwardly to his misuse of the word "erratically".
To be fair, if it were your $200 and your dog, it wouldn't be funny, now would it?
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