Right That Wrong!

When it comes to speech, a new crop of wrong word choices has either been seeded in the new century or propagated by repeated use in broadcast media — voicings ranging from benign to mind-boggling. Here we serve them up one-by-one and in short takes. The method behind the madness of giving a flying you-know-what? I feel it my duty to help set things straight, though I’m hardly the only Word Nerd seeking to stem the flow of mix-ups like hone in for home in and tact for tack.

Why bother when change is the name of the game in English, and always has been? Because it serves you well to be well versed in current Standard American English, if only to impress a job interviewer or your potential in-laws.