Thursday, August 16, 2007

Hypercorrection

I have a tendency of hypercorrection with language. For example, "This is the sort of English up with which I will not put!" (no preposition at the end of a clause). Since English is not my native language, real examples are best illustrated in Chinese.

One example I can think of in English is the refusal of using redundant acronyms, such as "PIN number" and "ATM machine".

1 comment:

Corinne said...

Its funny.. Kenjiro and I were talking about this today. And then I check your blog and your wrote about it.. ok not the same day.. but still coincidence...