Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
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[language] Department of permanently embedded speech errors

Working on this story, I confront a tic of mine. I use "til" to mean "until" or "till". Apparently, I am wrong. Apparently my generally excellent English language parser (native speaker edition, college and author upgrades) simply won't let go of this. That usage runs through all my novels as well.

Likewise, "problematic" to me means "trivially troublesome", as opposed to the common meaning of "significantly troublesome."

Got any of those little tics your own self?

Meanwhile, back to work, me.
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