Friday, October 21, 2011

A Small Victory For The English Language

Thanks to Tony for sending me this:-
Bystander, I don’t know if you watch the forensic drama “The Body Farm” on BBC, but last night a policeman used the word “forensicate”, and the forensic scientist told him there was no such word.

Quite right too, it's a barbarism.

And another thing - I was in a meeting with HMCS civil servants the other day and someone spoke of the 'granularity' of something or other. Now what the hell is that supposed to mean?

1 comment:

  1. That one is actually a real word, although I'm sure the civil servants were managing to use it inappropriately. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Granularity

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