In all of your various workplaces, clubs, universities, etc, do you have any common pet peeves about language? I don’t mean just the usual business or PC buzzwords, but things that are outright wrong? I spend a lot of time on the phone with people all over the US and the world, but our corporate culture tends to foster the repetition of the same idiosyncrasies over and over again.

I’ll start: If I hear another person pronounce “Processes” as “Processeez” I’m gonna have to choke someone out.

Also, the general business acronym “NAICS” can be said a few different ways (I prefer “Nakes”), but “Nye-acks” just doesn’t work. It’s like hearing people refer to “MACRS” depreciation as “Mark’s.”