Wednesday, September 9, 2009


So I haven't had the energy to find more bizarre words (and none have willingly crossed my path), so I thought I'd list a pet peeve list for misused words. I know everyone screws up now and then, but certain mistakes just drive me crazy!

Loose vs. lose

You don't "loose" weight. You may "lose" weight, but not "loose" it.

Ideal vs. idea

You may have an "ideal" for many things, but it's not the same as when you have an "idea".

Then vs. than

You might do one thing, "then" another. Or maybe you'd prefer to do one thing "than" another. Then is for showing sequence or time of something, and than is generally used for comparing or relating things.

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