In the usual line of snarky comments over at Anonymous Lawyer, one commenter chastises another commenter for using the word "verbal" when he presumably means "oral".
I remember, when I was an undergraduate, being at a mixer for a group I belonged to. I somehow was talking to a very famous alum, one who had a building named for him on campus and who had just given pots and pots of money to the organization. We were talking about something, I forget what exactly, but the thrust was that nowadays what my group did in writing, they had done conversationally, face to face. And I was nervous, but earnest, and eager to relate, hoping to hear more stories of the old days, and so I said something about how that sounded like it would have been so much harder, to do it verbally.
And he looked at me, said disdainfully, "I believe you mean 'orally,' " and turned and walked away.
I stood there, feeling like an ass. I've not made the same mistake again, although, lately, I no longer think I was the one who was the ass.