The Blue Fairy (lilitusama) wrote in linguaphiles,
The Blue Fairy
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Boy, this crack sure is ADDICTING

I have this terrible and pervasive pet peeve that makes me want to recoil in horror, and I suppose I'm asking for some sort of community validation of said pet peeve, or at least a reason why I'm crazy.

addictive vs. addicting

Grammatical context:

- Heroin is the most (addictive/addicting) drug.
- This chocolate cake is so (addictive/addicting).

etc.

My brain will not let me think that it is okay to use the word "addicting" this way, yet I hear it said quite a bit. Am I crazy, or should it actually be "addictive"?

(edited for silly spelling mistakes)
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