Overstepping my language boundaries

More and more, I hear people using the phrase “step foot” or “stepped foot”, as in, “I’ll never step foot in that bar again.” A better term would be “set foot.” Don’t take my word for it, take it from this fancy grammar site.

Over and over, I hear folks saying “over” before a number… heard it at least 5 times in a local TV newscast (“Over 30 people have been treated for injuries.”) I know the AP is OK with it now, but “more than” is usually a better choice.

(Steps down from soapbox, returns to subterranean lair.)

(Or should that be “sets down from soapbox”?)

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