From today’s Daily Scroll:
I graciously ignored this last week, but since standards are falling at an alarming rate, I return to note:
I’m sorry; I’ve tried to be lenient, but since you all can’t be trusted with responsibility, I will hereby be confiscating the Internet license of anyone caught conflating “tenet” with “tenant.” If this trend continues, I will add a whole new wing onto the correctional facility where I currently keep all those who misuse “begs the question.”
December 9, 2022 @ 11:01 am
Another one I see all the time is wary/weary.
December 9, 2022 @ 12:06 pm
I’ve always supposed that people conflate “wary” with “leery” in that case, resulting in “weary” as a bastard offspring. One of the most common non-homophonic mistakes I see is “that” being used in place of “than,” which baffles me.