Rantings of a sub-editor

June 5, 2010

Enormity

Filed under: enormity,word choice — substuff @ 1:16 pm
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Look what I just found in the Sunday Times’s style guide. Well I never!

enormity:       is enormously misused; its primary meaning is dreadful wickedness. So “the enormity of Saddam’s crimes” is fine but “the enormity of the problem” is not. Use size or scale when that is what is meant.
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