English dies a sad death everyday..And very brutally @ that!
And guess what, we kill it~
Here is one instance how..
The victim- the word " Functional"
According to Merriam Websters dictionary:
Main Entry: func·tion·al
Pronunciation: \ˈfəŋ(k)-shnəl, -shən-əl\
performing or able to perform a regular function
—func·tion·al·ly \-ē\ adverb ctional psychosis>—compare organic 1b
I have atleast heard 25 people at isolated instances using the world wrongly, in a totally different parlance colloquially!
They say- This dress is casual but I prefer functional dresses for special occasions.
This is a functional clutch- for everyday purposes I have another one.
1.e. the word functional is surmised as "related to function or special occasion"
when actually it means a regular function(activity).
It is high time that we correct this gross culpable linguistic gaffe immediately!