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Can you all stop using 'infer' wrongly please?

(7 Posts)
noeuf Thu 31-Mar-16 14:55:54

It is making my teeth itch.

dementedpixie Thu 31-Mar-16 14:57:06

I think I infer what you mean wink

noeuf Thu 31-Mar-16 16:27:22

Thank you! Good example!

sparechange Thu 31-Mar-16 16:36:55

I feel ya, OP
It is my second biggest bugbear, after invite/invitation...

noeuf Thu 31-Mar-16 16:45:46

Argh, invite sounds deliberately 'cool'.
When I read it, it makes me lose interest in the rest of the post as I'm trying to stop myself correcting the poster. It makes me ungenerously want to tell them to stop using words they don't understand.

tethersend Thu 31-Mar-16 16:52:20

Even the Simpsons got this one right:

Homer: What are you inferring?

Lisa: I'm not inferring anything. I imply, you infer.

Homer: Well that's a relief.

noeuf Thu 31-Mar-16 16:53:27

<considers cut and paste for the above quote>

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