Thursday, April 6, 2017
1. peak means a mountain peak or pointy top (as in a hat with a peak):
pique means annoyance
peek means to look, ("i took a quick peek at the first page")
2. 'role model" not "roll model" unless you are built like a muffin
and are looking for work as a bakery item
3. "I don't know, right?" Or the abbreviated IDK? what does this MEAN
4. I saw someone online the other day saying he was going out to get desert. Amazing the difference when you drop a letter or two. You can eat IN the desert (and dessert if you want to) and you can desert your dessert in the desert, but anyone bringing home a desert for a snack needs a really large U-Haul truck.
5. "witnesses arrived to the scene..." I've begun seeing this more and more, and it makes
me jump every time. You can go to something, or arrive at but you never "arrive to"... Yet. Unless, in your travels, you "arrive to join the party"
6. mussel is a particularly shaped clam, muscle is er, a muscle. not the same thing, please. After reading a very detailed blog about the 'muscles" along the river's edge I just plain lost interest, sadly. It's a shame when one word can kill an entire blog. Once is a typo. Twice is not.
7. a lot means a whole bunch. "alot" means youre not paying atention. =)
8. "back in the day". I have been hearing this for years, by people who are articulate, well read, all kinds of things. I know what it means, by why is it necessary?
9. When in doubt, don't throw an apostrophe at it. The possessive "s" is always a mystery, even to me. I have been known to march clean around the barn just to avoid the front door with the Possessive S on it. But there are time's when you do have to wonder ju's't why anyone doe's this'. Stop it.
10. If you don't know, look it up. There really is no excuse (and this is where Spell check DOES help) for some words--Caesar is always spelled this way, no matter how much we don't want to believe it. Rogue is not a synonym for Rouge. Trust me. Nor is Tounge an alternate spelling for anything.
11. "Always" is never spelled "allways". All ways is never one word.
12. "alright" is not a word. "all right" is.
13. The man who invented Dunkin' Donuts (may he rest in a soggy grave for this) changed forever the way we spell doughnut, in the same way that Stephen King gave credence to 'cemetary" (if he spelled it that way it must be right, right? Noooo.)
Posted by mittens at 8:18 AM