Skip to content

What’s the Difference?

May 15, 2011

Faith-based healing

Oh, no!

too much makeup

Let’s face it – English can be a confusing language.

Having evolved from many sources, over many centuries, the language retains clunky, confusing remnants of its jury-rigged past. These are difficult to keep straight, even for native speakers.

It’s no wonder that folks learning English have such trouble with subtleties like affect/effect, freeway/highway and slut/bitch. Then there’s the everyday butchering of perfectly good words: epic, impact, random, sick.

“What’s the Difference” posts will bring clarity to these confusions, with an edgy directness that should keep these forever affixed in the mind.

What’s the difference between…

Neil deGrasse Tyson/Mike Tyson

Medieval/Middle Ages

APC/Tank

Socialist/Socialite

Cosmology/Cosmetology

Emancipated/Emaciated

Mississauga/Scarborough

Crusades/Spanish Inquisition

Advertisements
No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: