Wether, Weather, Whether

Wether is a prime example of a word that will slip past the spell check. It is easily confused with […]

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Gyre, A Word for Our Times

The noun gyre means, “a turning round, revolution, whirl; a circular or spiral turn.” Birds often fly in gyres as […]

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Publicly vs. Publically

Is publically a word? Yes, if by “a word” you mean “a term that is found as an entry in […]

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Too Many Shades of Disheveled?

A word’s original meaning often expands over time. For example, take decimate, from Latin “to take a tenth.” The element […]

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