Yeah, I'm still not over that NYT headline: "Ambitious Effort Begins to Contain All Spill Oil." I'm sorry for not being able to move on, because we all know people like that and we don't like it. We really don't. But seriously, do they get to use the word "ambitious"?
Reader quiz: Which of the following sentences uses the word correctly?
- That guy running out of the burning building was really ambitious!
- Wow, wasn't it ambitious of her to swim to shore after the boat sank? She's no slacker.
- I'm feeling pretty ambitious today. I think I'll put pants on.
- I have an ambitious friend who made cherimoya sorbet.