Averse to Being Risk Adverse

Okay, language usage pet peeve time. The phrase is “risk averse”, not “risk adverse”. Sure, the latter construction isn’t meaningless, but it’s not what you think you mean either.

Comments

  1. True… it’s a quick way to spot dummies. As the poet wrote: speak, that I may see thee.

  2. Is this related to the averse selection problem?

  3. Language usage pet peeve time?
    The ‘lion’s share’ is all of it.
    Vera

  4. Keep up the fight, Paul :-)