Journalists should not be allowed away with this. I was reading through the morning news, and came across the word “burglarized” in an NY Journal News article. After looking at it in disbelief, I checked it out – it’s an actual accepted word!
What annoys me is that there is a perfectly efficient word “burgled” to use here instead of “burglarized”. The latter is a bastardisation of the English language.
To put it in perspective, I imagine that at some point in the future, some person may alert the police the the fact that they have been “burglarizidated”.
I blame George Bush.