RIP enormity

The word “enormity” is dead. I heard a story on NPR a couple days ago in which they used the word “enormity” as if it meant “a great big thing,” so it’s gone the way of “hone in on” and “hopefully.” If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you are not a member of the Didactic Grammarians At Large, who will from this point on be known as the Didactic Grammarians In Enormity, I guess.

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