Ever hear a word used in a sentence and realize that the person using the word doesn’t actually understand the concept? I have a brilliant friend who regularly uses the word antidote instead of anecdote (as in I have a funny antidote to tell you). I’ve tried correcting him. He’s stuck there. Almost nuke-u-ler, if you get my drift. But that’s not exactly the thing going on when someone uses a word without realizing what it means. For that, Seth Godin has a great post today, 5 Common Cliches (Done Wrong). Check it out.
Cliches Gone Wrong