abusage

abusage

(æbˈjuːsɪdʒ)
n
wrong or improper use
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So we embrace it the dilemma of technology mismanagement rising from our own very usage or abusage of techology in everyday or perhaps every-moment life filled with comfort and ease but actually are the diseases or at least antecedents of complex epidemics like obesity the disease which is because of comfort and ease but making us suffer from psychological disorders or severe form.
Unger Dutch Shipbuilding in the Golden Age (April 1981) Domesday Elizabeth Hallam Domesday in the Middle Ages: Usage and Abusage (January 1986) Peter B.
Eric Partridge, in his Useage and Abusage writes, 'As to cliches, I daresay we are all in agreement.
According to Eric Partridge - Usage and Abusage, a guide to good English - these groups and others should be referred to in the singular when treating them as a single entity ( ie, Merseyside Police is recruiting more officers) and become plural when referring to them as a group of individuals ( ie, Police are hunting a knifeman).
In Abusage & Usage, Eric Partridge enumerates the difference between the two clauses as such:
Then, on a wintry evening while visiting New Mexico at the age of 16, I discovered Eric Partridge's Usage and Abusage.
Second, the book contains several important essays and statements about different aspects of usage and abusage.
Bernstein, an influential editor at the Times for more than 50 years and a pre-William Safire maven on language usage and abusage.
Eric Partridge, in Usage and Abusage, defines a cliche as "an outworn commonplace; a phrase (or virtual phrase) that has become so hackneyed that scrupulous speakers and writers shrink from it because they feel that its use i an insult to the intelligence of their auditor or audience, reader or public".