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Old 12th Jan 2010, 15:51   #138
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Default Re: Top 10 Misused Words

Countdown is back on TV for its umpteenth series. It's pretty harmless as TV shows go and if I'm around when it's on I'll sometimes join in. Especially now that Carol Vorderman has been replaced by the unfeasibly attractive Rachel Riley.

But she grates on my nerves terribly when she insists on saying "timesed by" or "times it by". Even when the contestants say "multiplied by the four" or "times six", she corrects them and misuses the language in a way that used to get chalk thrown at people when I was at school. A shame as I could probably forgive her far worse sins.

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