The other day I was reading an article online which, quite frankly, angered me. Then, the masochist that I am, I went to the comments section and wound up staring, gawking and stuttering at the wretched gaffe I came across. It was the word “reverse”. Now, that alone does not cause me to turn purple with rage and make my eyes narrow and focus such that they could cause things to burst into flames but in conjunction with something like, say, “snobbery” it does just that. I’ve ranted about similarly fussy things with subjective terms like “best” in the past but this is a bit different. This is about just plain ignorant usage of words.
As always when I discuss words here I talk about the meaning and so, I present to you the word “reverse” according to the freedictionary.com people: