Frustrated by the use of flustrated

Apr 22nd, 2009 | By | Category: Blogs, Opinions

Zach Becker

Editor-in-Chief

It’s just so flustrating. Sometimes I wish I had old-timers disease so I wouldn’t notice. I just want to excape to Antartica or maybe lock myself in my chester drawers. Irregardless, I have the upmost respect for people who can tolerate it.

Yeah, I’m talking about mispronounced words. They drive me nuts. I should be more patient, but certain mispronunciations just make me cringe. And it’s like once someone gets one of these butchered words in their vocabulary, they come up over and over again – each time like nails on a chalkboard.

I won’t mention names, but I have several people I know who are repeat offenders but I don’t usually say anything because they’d probably think I’m rude (instead, I’ll just vent here).

I know I’m not perfect, so please, if I’m butchering some words, tell me, because I know how annoying it can be.

And by the way; you are either frustrated or flustered, not flustrated. FLUSTRATED IS NOT A WORD!

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  1. An neither is irregardless. :-P

    I found this page via an as-it-happens Google search feed for that term.

  2. Check out this article about misunderstood words. It’s deceptively great.

    http://www.cracked.com/article_15664_9-words-that-dont-mean-what-you-think.html