Hear, hear (here, here?).if a bbc news presenter said pacific I would write in and complain. That's shocking.
It made me laugh when someone corrected me when I correctly used the term "you and me". It's another annoying one where people assume it should always be corrected to "you and I" regardless of the case.
There's quite a few of these, it's and its, and my other major gripe is "different to".
These really big me,but as I said, you just have to accept that it's the way the country has gone.
It pains me that you can go on Nagtroc and you get nothing like the low standard of grammar.
Pacific/specific is a classic malapropism.
And "me" - don't get me started. Why do people seem to think you should never say "me" or "you" for that matter, as if its somehow discourteous. Shortly after I started my career, I had the misfortune to work with a colleague who caught a bad dose of this disease. He sat across the desk from me dictating a letter and (honestly!), he started one sentence with "It is the feeling of myself...."
Try "I feel" or "I think" you tit. :chairshot