Originally Posted by SameOldStory
There was a TV series in the '70s (?) where they measured time in parsecs.
"It won't ruin a book for me though."
Same here. But I like words. And sometimes how they are used makes me flinch.
A plastic cased radio on sale "Titanium Radio
". Titanium sounds good, so it must be a good radio.
is supposed to be a special event. Special discounts, food, entertainment. Something of a celebration. Instead it now means - "We're open".
Even the word "special
" has lost the meaning of "better than ordinary
". It can now mean mentally handicapped or physically disabled.
"Now new and improved!"
"The victim was horribly mutilated!"