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Sorry, Andy...Jason's bad...maybe he'll gift you an expresso as an apology.

Andy Cunningham

"I was gifted a book..."

"Gift is a noun". You might have been "given a book", or even the slightly redundant "given a book as a gift". But you give something, not gift it.

This is one of only three abuses of English that annoy me to the point of making pedantic comments. The other two are putting an "x" in espresso, and the mistaken belief that "My bad" is a sentence (I always reply with "Your bad what?")

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