Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Creative Query: Let Me Utilize You

Can anyone give me one good reason why apparently articulate people would use utilize instead of use? Why are we making up longer words when we have perfectly wonderful short words to use?

2 comments:

Le Grand Lapin said...

So what you're saying is, "Never use big words where a diminutive one will suffice."

Jan said...

Oh, big bunny. You just gave me the lead for tomorrow's post ... we'll revisit William Safire's Fumblerules.