I have to do this every once in a while.? It doesn’t do any good, but I just have to say this.
OK, America (these are all things I’ve heard on radio or TV in the past week):
It’s “cut and dried,” not “cut and dry.”? As in flowers that have been cut and dried.? Or beef jerky.
It’s “if worse comes to worst,” not “if worse comes to worse.”? Worse is already worse.? It can only come to worst or to better.
The plural of “attorney general” is “attorneys general,” not “attorney generals.”? They are not generals:? they are attorneys.? “General” is an adjective in this case.
It’s “just between you and me,” not “just between you and I.”? “Between” is a preposition.? “I,” “he,” and “she” cannot be direct objects or objects of a preposition.? They are nominative, not objective.? It’s “me,” “him,” and “her.”
It’s an “orangutan,” not an “orangutang.”
Louisiana residents, the animal (not to mention the British auto) is a Jaguar, not a “jag-wire.”
“Athlete” has only two syllables, not three.? “Athletics” has three syllables, not four.
It’s “should have gone,” not “should have went.” (This was from the lips of a local TV news anchor, not an interviewee.)
No product can have “less calories.” It may have less fat, and it may have fewer calories, but it cannot have “less calories.”
“Jewish rabbi” is a redundancy.? That’s like saying “widow woman.” A rabbi will be, by definition, Jewish.? There is no such thing as a Christian, Buddhist. Hindu, Muslim, Shinto, Sikh, or Bahai rabbi.