A statement or belief manifestly inconsistent with one's own opinion.
-Ambrose Bieerce, The Devil's Dictionary
In a recent article, Newsweek's Jane Bryant Quinn writes:
"The commonest measure of value is the stock's price relative to the company's earnings (the P/E ratio), and techs look rich."
And I think, "commonest"? What?
Turns out, "commonest" is quite common. Totally acceptable.
Why did I not know this?