Arsip Tag: Mistakes

COMMON MISTAKES (Part 2)

word pronounced alike but spelt differently.

boy (male child)

buoy (anchored float showing reefs)

bread (baked flour)

bred (brought up)

but (conjuction)

butt (target; push with head)

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COMMON MISTAKES (Part 1)

1. Folk Etymology.— this is the learned name given to the tendency for unlearned people to try to show in spelling a connection between words that have no connection. it produces such curious spelling as arkiology for archeology (as if it were science connected with tha ark), etc

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