The Benefit of the Doubt

I am blessed with several acquaintances whose misuse of the English language provides me with tragicomic relief on a near-daily basis. A few examples:

Unlinquish

Minimalize

“Great news! They’ll be chagrined to hear that we can handle their request!”

Absolve (Used in place of both resolve and abstain. Genius.)

I try very hard to give people the benefit of the doubt, but sometimes I am tested.

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