Which Word Wednesday

Which Word Wednesday: Disburse vs. Disperse

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Being a word nerd can be lonely. That’s why it’s so exciting when I get a submission from someone for Which Word Wednesday. It tells me others are somewhat amused and tracking with my wordiness! This week’s submission of disburse vs. disperse is from dear friend Angel. (Thanks, Angel!) Let’s…

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Which Word Wednesday: Superfluous Redundancies Edition

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Happy Which Word Wednesday, folks! Today’s edition I’ve titled the Superfluous Redundancies Edition to highlight a little-noticed practice in our speaking that makes for some needless repetitive phrases. Take a look at these phrases, for example: raging inferno sudden impulse respond back fuse together These are commonly used, both in…

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Which Word Wednesday: Conscience vs. Conscious

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Words that sound alike are easy to mix up, especially when you are speaking quickly or you are under pressure. Our brains grab for one word but spit out its second-cousin-once-removed—the words are related, but do not have the same meaning. Today’s Which Word Wednesday features one such word pair,…

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Which Word Wednesday: Itch vs. Scratch

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Language lovers can lead a lonely life. Seriously, there are few people interested in discussing etymology or proofreading menus with me. I really don’t know why! So how very excited I was when, while enjoying pizza with friends, dear Lisa said she had two submissions for us here at Which…

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