Wednesday, August 09, 2017

But Nobody Here Does

38 Word Usage Mistakes Even Smart People Make

3 comments:

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

I must admit I did not know the just deserts/desserts one. Why is it spelled with one 's' but pronounced as if it had two? The English language is a bizarre thing, like Japan.

Mike Stamm said...

I am pretty sure I have been guilty of the "is comprised of" error, although I think that's more a stylistic choice than an actual mistake. The rest, no.

Don Coffin said...

I think I manage to avid those. The one that rankles most with me is refute/rebut. Drives me crazy...but, then, I was a debater in high school and college, and one of my strengths was in the "rebuttal" part of the debate.