Forum: extra syllables

Approaching Old Fart-dom and having grown up with a grammatically exacting mother, one of my pet hates is all the extra syllables that creep into the language, such as importATION and exportATION trather than the ‘import’ and ‘export’ that was once universal. I blame all the pompous pontifical pollies and bumptious bureaucrats, but that’s for another day.  When

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