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Language Pet Peeves

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Language Pet Peeves

Language Pet Peeves

Language Pet Peeves

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Language expert Richard Lederer addresses our listeners' language complaints with Host Korva Coleman. Today's language pet peeve segment is "composed of" the history of the expression "hoisted on one's own petard" and the misuse of the reflexive word, "myself."

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