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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The 10 most commonly misunderstood words in English. - The Plain Language Programme

This posting is a handy graphic suitable for hanging. It lists what many people ("You," in the graphic) think each word means and what each word actually means.

Here they are, without the incorrect and correct definitions in the graphic:
  1. enormity
  2. nonplussed
  3. bemused
  4. redundant
  5. plethora
  6. unique 
  7. fulsome
  8. noisome
  9. ironic
  10. literally.
This posting is featured today (Aug. 21) in Garbl's Plain English Paragraphs--available at the Plain Language tab above and by free email subscription.

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