As Lewis Carroll's Alice observed, if you drink from a bottle marked "poison," it is almost certain to disagree with you sooner or later. But what about venom or a toxin? Today we'll take a look at these three terms and figure out what makes them different from one another.( With the help of the cast from Star Trek: The Original Series )
Today's set of easily confused words is as mellifluous as it is puzzling. We'll try to clarify the situation with the help of the Knight of Lost Words, October ("Toby") Daye, and her friends.( All right, let's go! )
( weary vs. wary vs. worry )
Today we’re going to look at decent and descent, two words that are often mistaken for one another because their spellings are so similar. With examples from ( the Avengers and Star Trek. )
First, let’s start with some definitions...
( appraise/apprise, with examples from Steven Universe and Star Trek (2009) )
Tune in next week for another set of Commonly Confused Words!
(The Star Trek example is shamelessly borrowed from Deastar’s marvelous So Wise We Grow.)
( Allies and alleys – not the same thing )
( This won’t hurt—too much. Let’s get started, shall we? )
( Blast from the past: it's/its and your/you're )
( There are a lot of lots to allot. )
( Blast from the past: their/there/they're and to/too/two )
“What are the differences between ‘sit,’ ‘sat,’ and ‘set?’”
An excellent question as both writers and readers tend to mix up these three—particularly “sit” and “set”—quite a bit. Lara and the rest of the characters of Tomb Raider will help us discover the answer.
( And the answer is just under this cut: )
( Let's take a look under the cut: )
( I need a sensor for the censer before the censor censures me )
( Teaching stretches me so thin. )