Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Get yourself oriented.

I was in a meeting today that drives me to set forth the following:

Orient is a word.  Not in the belittle-the-Far-East sense of the word, but in the sense of "to adjust oneself to one's surroundings."  It's a verb.

Orientation is also a word.

But one never becomes orientated.  Orientated is not a word.

One becomes oriented.

Just so you know.