I've been told that anymore there is very little difference between insure and ensure, but to me they are very different words. This is one of my biggest pet peeves! I don't care if society has decided that not understanding the difference is okay, I will never accept it!
Replied by RivendaleFarms on topic Words I always get wrong
Dang, Grady, that's pretty good!
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Replied by Surveyor on topic Words I always get wrong
What is becoming a peeve for me, as I hear it more often: using "begs the question" to mean "raises the question". Plus, what is the deal with the use of the word utilize instead of plain old use? Does it sound more important or something?
Replied by Ronbo on topic Words I always get wrong
Mtn Gramma wrote: Or the people who consistently spell "no one" as "noone". There is no such word. Drives me crazy! (I know, short trip . . .)
That happens occasionally but not nearly as often as I see people combining a and lot into alot. Alot is not a word. It is two words and should be written as "a lot". I see this almost everytime I view post on 285 Bound.