Monday, May 19, 2008

Words

I was just reading a blog and the author actually used the word (?) "suddle" instead of "subtle." good grief.

Did you know that Webster's dictionary now contains "irregardless?" They recommend that you use "regardless" instead but insist that irregardless is a word because people use it.

Does it bug you when you read stuff like that? How about when people use the word "mute" when they mean "moot?" I have a friend who likes to throw around "behoove" all over the place. Sometimes it works, but not always.

Words I love: I never say this in conversation but I love when an author uses the phrase "hove into view." If you've never seen this particular phrase, try any of the Jeeves books by P. G. Wodehouse.

{Proverbs 25:11 A word aptly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver.}

1 comment:

Joe & Judith said...

We had a friend that apparently loved to use the phrases "in lieu" and "in lieu of". You could count on hearing them at least once a month. Unfortunately, he never used these phrases correctly.