Got a gripe about bad grammar or diction?
I hate it when folks say anxious when they mean eager.
Ditto incredible when very will do.
How about, "I had went to the store when the delivery man came." EEEEKKKK. Like nails on a blackboard.
I worry sometimes about being too prissy, too strict in my annoyance when I hear the English language misued. Any language changes, modifies, flows and adapts to new usage. The misuse of hopefully for instance is ubiquitous.
The Vocalbula Review delves into mysteries of language.
"Hopefully" is an adverb qualifying a verb.
"Hopefully" describes the way (or the spirit in which) the verb is/was performed.
"The grapes looked too high but Aesop's wolf jumped hopefully (he hoped to grasp them)".
Unfortunately the word is abused by those who live in fear of hubris or of "tempting Providence" and such mortal dangers:
where such people at one time never made an appointment without uttering the proviso, "God Willing!" they now utter the cringing (and ungrammatical) "Hopefully".
Nome sane? [Know what I'm saying?]