When, exactly, did everyone begin to use "hard" as an adverb for -ing verbs? I'm not sure if it's correct english, but it's asthetically upsetting to me.
Drudge has used it for a while ("Developing hard!"); now some "industry source" in the Ziff-Davis magazine sell-off is joining the travesty parade ("They are shopping those hard," said one industry source.)
By Jason McCullough on Thursday, July 26, 2001 - 11:08 am:
Something else that's upsetting: misspelling 'aesthetically'.
By Jason Levine on Thursday, July 26, 2001 - 11:22 am:
You think that's upsetting? Imagine having to tell law students--post-graduates all--that "goes" is not synonymous with "said."
By timelhajj on Thursday, July 26, 2001 - 11:28 am:
Heh, heh. There's a great Raymond Carver short story that uses the "she goes/he goes" illiteration to great effect.
By Mark Asher on Thursday, July 26, 2001 - 01:37 pm:
The business world loves inventing new uses for words. We have them to thank for the way impact is commonly used now. "How will this impact our sales?" It used to be that the only things that were impacted like that were teeth.
By Bub (Bub) on Thursday, July 26, 2001 - 01:51 pm:
I got tripped up on a press release that claimed that a leading developer was "console agnostic"...
which is fine, I guess, because I'm not sure if I believe or disbelieve in consoles either.