"I couldn't care less" vs. "I could care less"
... A letter to Ann Landers
in October 1960 is credited with starting the debate over "one of the great language peeves of our time." Via. [more inside]
Blackburn makes manifest a propensity for turgid language. Not content with foisting “cockalorum” (meaning, boastful talk), “froward” (willfully disobedient) and “mordaciously” (bitingly) on the reader, he may be the first judge to use both “contumelious” (scornful) and “contumacious” (pigheaded) in the same opinion.
Judge Robert E. Blackburn's ruling [pdf]
granting a motion for a new trial based on attorney misconduct is an interesting read for those who enjoy the use of uncommon, flowery and "big" words. [more inside]
Pompous Ass Words
is a site dedicated to identifying words that shouldn't be used, on the grounds that doing so makes you sound like a pompous ass. With humorous citations and links to examples of pompous word usage by the media.