I do so wish I didn’t have this problem, but there’s nothing I can do about it. It must be chemicals in the brain, I suppose.
But, every time I see some illiterate journalist saying X or Y has “conceded defeat” in an election, I know he or she means conceded victory. And I rage at the illiteracy.
It has happened today. The Telegraph proudly announces on its front page that Norbert Hofer has conceded “defeat” in Austria.
Is there no hope for the English language?