…I heard someone I worked with (when I was still working) come up with some strange word usage? It took place during a meeting with a prospective client.
The speaker was expressing his dismay at some issue that had cropped up during a major system implementation process. That’s when he said, “I can’t phantom how something like this could have happened.” Of course, what he should have said was “I can’t fathom how….”
Later on, the same guy, during the same meeting, said, “I’m not going to dilute myself into thinking that the issue has been satisfactorily addressed.” What he should have said, “I am not going to delude myself….”
The guy wasn’t the smartest bulb in the box.
Written for today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt, “fathom.”