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Words easily confused #18

I'm trying to post most of my word-related entries at Neology these days, so new entries in the Words easily... (More...)

Words easily confused #17

Been a while since I've done one of these. For previous installments, see my Words easily confused category. (Wrote most... (More...)

Words easily confused #16

And since I'm apparently being Writing Curmudgeon Guy lately, I think it's time for another installment of "words easily confused."... (More...)

Words easily confused #15

Time for another installment. (To see previous editions, search my journal for the phrase "words easily" (no quotes)—that'll show the... (More...)

Words easily confused (or misspelled, or not) #14

Time for another installment. (To see previous editions, search my journal for the phrase "words easily" (no quotes)—that'll show the... (More...)

Words easily misspelled #13

I know it's only been a few weeks since the last list, but shortly after I posted the last one... (More...)

Words easily misspelled #12

I've been saving these up 'til there were enough of them to post: As Heather noted in a comment to... (More...)

Words easily misused #11

I've seen two different journalers use the term potboiler correctly this morning, but I've also talked with a lot of... (More...)

Words easily confused (by Jed) #10

Half a dozen times in the last week, I've seen a reference to someone racking their brains. Each time, I've... (More...)

Words easily confused (that have become synonyms) #9

And then there are the words that I think are different but turn out to be acceptable variants of each... (More...)

Words easily confused (or misspelled) #8

We get an awful lot of stories in which fluorescent is misspelled florescent. Presumably partly because it's another one of... (More...)

Words easily confused #7

Another entry in an irregular series. skirl and swirl. Possibly because it sounds a little like swirl and a little... (More...)

Words easily confused #6

Only one item this time, but it's a remarkably common one: lightning and lightening. I suppose this should really go... (More...)

Words easily confused #5

Another entry in an irregular series. past and passed. In the context in which they're often confused, past means "beyond"... (More...)

Words easily confused #4

Only one word-pair today: The correct spelling of cell phone uses two Ls, just like a cell of the body.... (More...)

Malaprops (words easily confused #3)

More words easily confused: rein and reign. I see these confused so often that I've sometimes gotten confused about them... (More...)

Slink, slank, slunk (words easily confused #2)

We've had half a dozen submissions in the past couple years that include phrases of the form "[person] slunk down... (More...)

I wish I may, I wished I might (words easily confused #1)

Warning: grammar rant. Nothing to see; move along.   I've seen this at least half a dozen times in stories... (More...)