Robert Hampton

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6th January 2005

Things That Annoy Me (the first of an occasional series in which Robert Hampton describes things that annoy him)
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People who don’t know the difference between “flaunt” and “flout”. You don’t flaunt the law, you flout the law. Thinking about it, how could you flaunt the law? Do you walk around with a book of laws under your arm, shouting, “look what I’ve got”?

It’s quite possibly the most stupid of all the errors that have crept into everyday English, and it’s starting to show up in books and newspapers, whose authors should really know better.

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