Both the words decimate and tithe were used incorrectly for so long that it changed the meanings in the dictionaries. At most churches I've been to, when they collect money it's called tithes and offerings because in the official books they are distinctly two different things.
Mine was nauseous. Technically it means to make someone feel sick and along with decimate and tithe is on the most often misused list. If you say you're nauseous, you're actually saying you make others sick. But if you have an upset stomach you should say you're nauseated.
I worry with words being accepted because so many people misuse them. Where do we draw the line? My pet peeve is using words me and I.
For example many people say : This present is from Emily and I. It makes me want to scream and I hear it at least once a week if not more. I think it stems from the 1970s (note no apostrophe, adding one is another common mistake) teachers corrected kids from saying Me and Emily are going to the store. Because of that, people started over compensating. So please help me not let this become accepted like the others. Take out the and Emily and you will see it doesn't sound right: This present is from I. Me is going to store.
Hopefully, they both make you cringe and you will think of it when writing and say Emily and I are going, and this present is from Emily and me.
Rant is officially over.