Not Your Usual Perusal

To make it plain.  My pain is your gain.  Why did I keep torturing myself; perusing things neither needed or afforded?

Web-surfing was a waste of time. Let’s talk about grammar pet peeves.

Constant carping did little; neither did acting like the grammar police auxiliary.

Here are words hard to pronounce, confused words, and lots of miscellaneous.  Add to the list, most of the real names of medicines advertised on TV.  I may be one of the few persons reading the fine print.

  • pharmacist
  • molybdenum:  How often did this word get used in normal conversation?
  • accept, except
  • affect, effect
  • effluent, affluent
  • further, farther:  Confusing–interchangeable, with different meanings; as in, farther from the city; no further discussion was needed.
  • especially:  Frequently mispronounced “expecially.”
  • brake, break:  Be still, my achy, “brakey” heart.
  • heel, heal, he’ll
  • to, too, two
  • threw, through
  • there, their, they’re
  • mostacciolli: Why did some folks pronounce it “musk-a-ciolli?”
  • adalumumab:  Popular, prescribed immunosuppressant.  You’re on your own pronouncing this one.

Coming at a future date–homonyms, homophones, and malapropisms.


Author: warturoadam77p

65 year old married retired communications worker with three grown children, transplanted from the Midwest to the sunny Gulf Coast.

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