Every few years the French Government gets together and purges their language of foreign (non French) terms. They create an equivalent word in French and then remove the foreign word from the vernacular.
I think it is time we adopt a similar policy and here are some examples that I would like to see disappear from the English language:
We have to stop saying “Even Though.” The word “Though” is more than sufficient.
We have to stop using the word “Irregardless.” It is not a word, but I hear it more than I care to hear it. Worse yet I hear it from people who do a lot of public speaking. “Regardless” is all that need be said.
“Meteoric Rise” will have to go as well. Meteors fall, they do not rise.
If we speak and have speakers, why is it spelled “Speech?” It should be “Speach”, or change the others to “Speek” ans “Speekers”
I think it is quaint to say, You all” or “Y’all”, but really is should be “All of you.” And you East Coaster with the “Youz-Guys.” I always wanted to stab my ears with ice picks every time I heard that one.
“Cookies” need to become “Bakies” because you bake them, not cook them. “Buildings” need to be called “Builts.”