OK, the making-up-words thing? Not my favorite.
It was mildly annoying, and sometimes amusing, when I was just a regular schmo wandering through the wld of spoken words. But now, having taken up a job doing transcription of lectures and interviews and the like, it is becoming hemorrhoidal in its obnoxiousness.
So, a quick reminder, if you happen to find yourself being recorded: You can just orient yourself, or someone else; you don’t need to orientate them. One can offer incentives, but incenting someone to do something just sounds a little bit dirty and ends up being typed as “i-n-c-e-s-t-backspace-backspace-n-t.” And regardless of your need for extra syllables, irregardless is just overdoing it.
OK? Thanks much.
Any personal favorites of yours? Or are you just a whole-scale all-words-are-wonderful, who-needs-grammar type?