Why have media professionals stopped using "of'?


I have a huge pet peeve. I have noticed a trend of late, that I believe may have started through blogging and social media platforms, but now seems to be heavily pervasive in use among mainstream broadcasters & journalists. And it is this, many journalists and reporters have stopped using the preposition "of" when formulating a phrase.

For example:

"We suggest trying a variety of cardiovascular type exercises...."

What?! Shouldn't "type" be plural in this example? Why are they dropping the "of", or any other preposition in their phrasing?

It's only one example, but I hear similar wording on TV and see it in writing almost daily.

Please advise.

asked Sep 17 '12 at 15:11 aFairlyMe New member

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