How do you say / write your level of orientation? This is one of those things that's been on my mind... and the dictionaries appear to be OK with either.
Oriented or orientated?
Reoriented or reorientated?
I'm just curious - not sure if it's a regional thing or a personal preference.
Yup, drives me nuts, too. So does "disrespected" " as in "I was disrespected" versus "disrespectful" as in "she is disrespectful to her elders". Don't know why, it just bugs me...
Last edit by mc3 on Dec 27, '09
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Dec 27, '09
Quote from roser13
Orientate was not an actual word until it became so widely (mis)used that it was adopted by the various powers-that-be.
To me, it's in the same category of butchering the English language as irregardless.
Yep, if enough ignoramuses misuse a word, even the powers that be have to acknowledge its existence. Like George Bush and his "war on terror" instead of on "terrorism".
Yeah, don't say "orientate". Please.
Last edit by rn/writer on Dec 27, '09
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