Last Friday night, I was walking across an intersection in Manhattan. A cab driver was aggressively (99 percent of Manhattan cab drivers do everything aggressively) trying to turn right, and almost hit me.
But you know what else I noticed? President Obama uses the word "folks" extremely often, maybe too often. He used the word "folks" 17 times in total. Romney used it three times; moderator Candy Crawley used it five.
"Nauseous" and "nauseated" are two very commonly confused words. People often use "nauseous" when they mean "nauseated." For example, you WOULDN'T say, "I feel so nauseous right now" when you're trying to say, "I feel like I'm going to throw up right now."
Do YOU know how to use the phrase "begging the question"? No? That's okay; most people don't. It is commonly misused, as people typically confuse it with "raising the question." But that's simply incorrect. Why do people continue to use this confusing phrase if they don't know what it means?