Is it just me? I get really annoyed when our language is mangled by foreigners usually our transatlantic cousins. For example: Nuclear is not pronounced nooc-yoo-lar An alternate route means that every other vehicle goes that way Gotten isnt a word. You cant have a past tense suffix to a past tense Its not just foreigners, unfortunately. Why is it that the word gay now has a rather sordid sexual connotation when it actually means cheerful, happy, bright and showy? On the other hand I find it amusing when a West Indian says axed when he means asked. Does anyone else have any pet lingual hates?