Here’s a question: How come we don’t say “Czechia, ” “Czechland” or just “Czech” as opposed to “Czech Republic?” French come from France. Japanese come from Japan. Argentines come from Argentina. Poles come from Poland. Slovaks come from Slovakia. How come Czechs don’t come from Czechia? Didn’t they ever figure out the proper word ending for the name of the land of Czechs? What’s the deal?
Another thing I find annoying is the Internet slang term, newbie. I hate this word. It’s too cutsie–sort of like webmaster is too cutsie–smacks of AOL and Compuserve. Why aren’t perfectly serviceable words like neophyte, greenhorn and novice sufficient?
I also loath all those recently coined chat acronyms like LOL, IIRC, FWIW, RTFM and so on. I prefer to write all my cliches and phrases out in full, TYVM!