Let’s relegate that to the language dumpster

Let’s relegate the use of a hyphen after an adverb ending in -LY  to the Grammar Slammer. While we’re at it, let’s make a citizen’s arrest and haul in the Yahoo! Shine writer who also thinks that delegating is the right word:

delegating shine

I had never heard (or read) anyone use delegate when relegate was the word that was called for — until I started reading Yahoo!. Relegate means “to assign to an obscure place, position, or condition.” Delegate means “to commit or entrust to another.”

Let’s relegate this to the trash heap of wrong words

The writer of this excerpt on Yahoo! News‘ “The Ticket” should be relegated to the back of the class:

Relegate means “to assign to an obscure place, position, or condition.” Delegate means “to commit or entrust to another.”

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