Originally Posted by dbrewski
"orientated" instead of oriented.
1. Orientated really bothers me too, and the Army cannot stop saying it.
2. It actually is a word and means literally to face the east. (The Orient)
But the Army likes to put "...ize" at the end of everything too, which I think is worse. I've never been able to figure why we go to the range to zero our weapon but we zeroIZE our radio. Ruggedized is another. I was once told to be careful because the coyotes were domestitized.