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50 Mistreated Words and Desecrated Phrases: Pacifically

Here’s a misused word that makes me anything but pacific – to be specific.

What would it mean, if someone pacifically asked you a question?

Nope, that would not describe a targeted topic, a focused subject, or a pinpointed inquiry.

It wouldn’t even be an individualized interrogation, aimed directly at you.  

A pacific question would be a peaceful, tranquil, calming sort of query.

That may be an ocean of difference. The linguistical misuse may be enough to enrage a pacifist.

From Atlantic to Pacific and back again, it pays to be specific with language.

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