Words that are often misused
Nonplussed means bewildered, confused, or perplexed—not calm, collected, and unperturbed, as most use it in conversation. Used incorrectly so often, its erroneous meaning is making its way into the dictionary. I’m nonplussed as to why we can’t get it right.
“peruse the magazine collection at your leisure.” But, the first definition of peruse is to look at something with great attention or detail, like you would a credit card statement or a crossword puzzle.