THE LYONS ROAR
“Don’t worry about it.”
I hate the expression, “Don’t worry about it.” It is inane. It is empty. It rarely has anything to do with the conversation.
“I’d like you to get that work completed before you leave tonight.”
“Don’t worry about it!”
What kind of a response is that? Why would I worry about it?
I think the speaker of, “Don’t worry about it,” should be the one to worry because if he doesn’t complete the work, he could be working elsewhere.
The point is that uttering vacuous expressions with little or no thought is rampant.
I know the world exists on clichés, but I detest such trite and meaningless gibberish.
“Don’t worry about it,” has to go.
A COMMON ERROR
Find and correct the error in the following piece. Be sure to explain why there is an error.
“$50M split between 19″
Megan O’Toole, Postmedia News, sub-heading to the story, “Bell workers big lotto winners”, The Windsor Star, Tuesday, January 4, 2011
The word for today is “mandarin”.
What part of speech is “mandarin”?
Define “mandarin” and use it in a sentence.
NOTE: any reference to “mandarin” as a fruit or tree is not acceptable.