“You’re SUCH an alcoholic, lol!”
Hi. My name is Ari Eastman, I identify as female, and I work on the internet.
I’ve spent half a lifetime wincing at incorrectly placed commas, mixed up words and split infinitives.
For a 40th year, Lake Superior State University has celebrated its freezing New Year in Michigan by issuing a list of “banished” words that we misuse or overuse. Pretty annoying. But if not “user-friendly” (they banished that phrase in 1984), the list does have its uses.
We have several words to describe love in English yet still, there are some shades within the spectrum of that emotion we haven’t been able to capture in our own language.
Language is powerful.
We hope they inspire you to learn the local idioms next time you travel!
What it usually means: “He worked his way to the top.” What it means to women: “She must have slept her way to the top.”
Ronan Keating may have put it best when he penned the lyrics, “You say it best when you say nothing at all” — and we’re willing to bet these 7 guys would agree.