One of my peeves is when people use words, and it's obvious from the context that they don't know the meaning of the word.
One of the words that people use *incorrectly* is decimate. From the context, it's obvious that they meant something closer to annihilate.
Historically, to decimate simply means:
-to select by lot and kill one tenth of. The clue was the 'deci' prefix
-to reduce by one tenth
But it is currently being used as if to indicate exactly… Continue