In Case of Point…

In case of point, break glass, sound alarm, and wake me up.

Here’s another of my favorite word blunders: case in point.

It’s a silly phrase anyway, and lots of delightfully pretentious people use it to jazz up a boring business meeting. (I guess. I don’t really know why anyone would use it, but that’s just me.)

But I often hear it said this way: in case of point.

And I find this to be the more realistic phrase because what usually follows is pointless drivel.

In the remote case that a valid point follows, break glass, sound alarm, and wake me up.

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