Language is a living thing, and the meanings of words can change over time. When computers first became popular there were endless jokes about wood chips/potato chips/computer chips.
But also often people hear a word in a sentence, think it means something, and use it incorrectly for weeks, months even years, before they learn they’d misunderstood the true meaning.
Hello Giggles has chosen ten words they consider to be misused far too often: travesty, ironic, peruse, bemused, compelled, nauseous, conversate, redundant, enormity, terrific.
Peruse, in particular, is one far too many authors get wrong.
The blog is: http://hellogiggles.com/10-words-that-youve-probably-been-misusing
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