Monday, November 8, 2010

Oh get lost!

The current mania people have for using the word 'get' when ordering anything from ice cream to a Mars bar is a bad habit. 

It’s getting to be an epidemic where I live. If it's not down your way now then you had best get ready because it soon will be.

I'm nobody’s idea of a grammar snob by any stretch, but this latest Americanism drives me up the wall.

Free beer for the next bar person who when asked, 'Can I get a pint of beer and a bag of crisps please?'  And responds; 'No, that’s ok, I'll get it for you -it's my job...'

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