- "Exegete" as a verb rather than "to do exegesis of / write an exegesis of".
- "Critique" as a verb rather than "to write a critique of".
- "Quote" as a noun. "To quote" is a verb. The noun is "quotation". This is even found in some scholarly writing.
- Unnecessary use of Latin, as in theologia crucis when "theology of the cross" will do just fine.
- "Revelations for Revelation (Book of). I find this irritating to an irrational degree. It is particularly common in film and fiction.
- Whingers. People who worry about minor little aberrations in the use of language. CHILL.
Thursday, February 15, 2007
On Blue Cord, Kevin Wilson has a great list of pet peeves, following Chris Heard's lead on Higgaion. Well, isn't this what blogging is for? One of Kevin's is a pet peeve of mine, the incorrect use of "beg the question", now very common. Here are a few of mine, some found in scholarly writing, some in students' writing and some in popular culture: