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Re: “In this Day Of Age”

@rms1954 Yep, absolutely right.

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Re: “In this Day Of Age”

Personally, I like the sound and impact of "In this day of age" better than the redundant "In this day and age."

 

But it doesn't mean anything. It would make a good title for a book about ..........??

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@Imaoldhippie  I did.

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@Another new name Sue wrote:

I think people who speak in such a setting as tv selling should use common expressions properly. 


But what is "properly"? I was a speech/language specialist for decades.......

 

 

 

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@San Antonio Gal wrote:

@Pook wrote:

Who really cares!!  It could be a regional thing from where she grew up as there are many everywhere.  Obviously, it seems those posting understood what she was saying!   Why would any of the host's bosses neglect their real duties to correct every little thing a host does or says?  Waste of time!!!  How would  any of us like to be correct constantly for things that do not really have any effect on the outcome of their job?


If I was on television and I was saying a phrase incorrectly over and over, I would want to know about it.  I also don't think this is a regional thing.


Very reasonable of you but perhaps you meant "If I WERE...", but subjunctive mood is also considered by many to be archaic. 

IMO, you made a valid and respectable point, although I very respectfully disagree with it. 

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Re: “In this Day Of Age”

"properly" means using the correct words in a commonly used expression.

 

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I agree. Say it the correct way or don't use it. 

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@Pook wrote:

Who really cares!!  It could be a regional thing from where she grew up as there are many everywhere.  Obviously, it seems those posting understood what she was saying!   Why would any of the host's bosses neglect their real duties to correct every little thing a host does or says?  Waste of time!!!  How would  any of us like to be corrected constantly for things that do not really have any effect on the outcome of their job?


@Pook It is their duty to correct people who don't know common language.  It certainly is their job.  And if you don't want to be corrected constantly, learn something!  

 

If you are wrong, you should appreciate being corrected and thankful someone took the time to help you out!  You owe them a lot because they keep you from sounding foolish or uneducated.

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@rms1954 wrote:

Isn't it "in this day AND age."?


I always thought so.


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@Sooner wrote:

@Pook wrote:

Who really cares!!  It could be a regional thing from where she grew up as there are many everywhere.  Obviously, it seems those posting understood what she was saying!   Why would any of the host's bosses neglect their real duties to correct every little thing a host does or says?  Waste of time!!!  How would  any of us like to be corrected constantly for things that do not really have any effect on the outcome of their job?


@Pook It is their duty to correct people who don't know common language.  It certainly is their job.  And if you don't want to be corrected constantly, learn something!  

 

If you are wrong, you should appreciate being corrected and thankful someone took the time to help you out!  You owe them a lot because they keep you from sounding foolish or uneducated.


Where did you find those job descriptions  for the host;s supervisors???  I did not think the public had access to them!!