06 May 2012

Pet Peeves: "Comprise"

Call it petty or ridiculous, the misuse of the word "comprise" drives me bananas.

Merriam Webster wonders at why it is such a sticking point for some since, according to them, the incorrect usage has been with us for over 200 years.

On the other hand, Merriam Webster also says that usage of the word at all outside of what amounts to science and academia is a relatively recent phenomenon.