Dear everybody…

“Learnings” is not a real word. Please stop using it. It is the plural form of the imaginary noun “learning” which is also not a real word.

If we continue to use this, then we’re on a slippery slope to sentences like “The researches resulting in a lot of learnings that increased our knowledges with many informations.”

Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for the evolution of language. I understand what people mean when they say “peruse”, even when they don’t know what they are actually saying… I don’t complain when people ask for “less things” instead of “fewer things”. Although I admit that I cringe a little when people use “super-” in front of words like “exciting” instead of words like “man” and “duper”.

  1. I hear you and feel your pain.
    In my work, I am driven to distraction by wasted words.
    Prior preparation, as if there is any other time to prepare.
    Foot pedal! It is a pedal if you used your hand it would be called a handle.
    Transportation………The noun is transport.
    I could go on. In fact I know I will. I can’t help myself.

  2. Did I say “learnings”? My bad!

    Actually this is the first I’ve heard of “learnings”.

    I don’t complain when people misuse “fewer” and “less”. But I do correct them.