Why does everyone misuse this word?!?!?!
“The city’s population was decimated.”
So the city’s population was reduced by a factor of one tenth, specifically?
The worst part is that there is an easy alternative: devastate. It’s accurate, sounds like decimate, and gets the job done perfectly! This isn’t just in random stories, like the news misuses this word. LOTS of people misused it.
Which ones irritate you?
(Edit: Removed antisocial/asocial because apparently I was using asocial wrong! The word asocial makes no sense.)