You keep using that word. The political silly season has about driven me crazy and we have far to go. One of the triggers of my distress is the abundant use by the Obama administration of the word "unprecedented." It seems that nearly every dang thing about that administration is "unprecedented." If you watched UN Ambassador Rice on the Sunday talk shows, she exemplified the Obama infatuation with that word. There are a million other examples I could have chosen -- this being only the most recent. The only problem is that whoever writes the talking memos has not bothered to look up this word. This flagrant violation of usage is, well, unprecedented.
un·prec·e·dent·ed [uhn-pres-i-den-tid] adjective; meaning without previous instance; never before known or experienced; unexampled or unparalleled: an unprecedented event.
I am no linguist and I make my share of unprecedented errors in grammar, vocabulary, etc., but this one just about drives me crazy. I am inclined to vote out the people who abuse this word just so I won't have to hear it abused over and over again. I know. That is not a very good reason for voting for or against someone. However, if it will keep me from the brink of insanity, could someone please make them stop!!!!!