Words and Phrases Often Used Wrong

Words and Phrases Often Used Wrong

SpeechWe found this article in the Harvard Business Review that makes the claim that top business executives at leading companies have been heard using certain words and phrases wrong. It cites nine examples in particular. The article claims that incorrect usage can undermine authority and leave audiences questioning an executive’s intelligence. That’s pretty harsh criticism, but admittedly one of the nine does raise an eyebrow whenever we hear it. That word is “unique” when it is used with a modifier such as “more” or “very”. Unique is one-of-a-kind and like nothing else, so the word stands alone. Read the article and see how many of the nine words and phrases you use improperly.