I'm the opposite. Language is art - there's no "right" way to do it. When people nitpick my grammar, it always sounds to me like they're saying "but NO! Beethoven didn't use syncopation, so we can't either!"
That book has ruined what was once a nice descriptive word for the transition of night to day and day to night. :| I have a friend who has a working title for his book with the word in it. I'm glad it's just a working title. x.x
Ok, I know this is gender specific and I'll probably upset all the fuzzy-cuddly PC's but I get really annoyed by women.
Not all of them: just the ones who will stand at a check-out and wait until every one of the two thousand items they can't possibly survive without has been scanned then rummage in a bag to get a purse from which they produce a wallet into which they delve and eventually withdraw some cash or a card and then present it for payment, but wait, they might just have the correct amount of loose change to make up the cents portion and so they commence to assemble an array of lesser coinage to complete the transaction and then take the time to return every item utilised in the payment to its correctly allocated position in wallet, purse and bage before moving along.
Now it's my turn, so I stand there, wallet in hand, ready to complete the transaction when the shopping has been totalled.
As a woman and a former grocery cashier I am So with you on this one - but I must point out Old men love to do this too, except they use odd little change holders that DoNot Want to release the coins - that or bills that smell of pee! I LOVED it when people would re-count the change 2 or 3 time just to be sure! Grrrrr!