Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Are We All Guilty of Misusing Words?

The English language is by far one of the hardest languages to master, due to the fact that it is a mish mash of languages that have been sewn in to the very fabric of what we know today as English.

Whether it be American English spelling or British, it can be really confusing.  As a writer it can be really difficult to express what you need in a blog post.  So having a thesaurus or dictionary is always a must.

These days people prefer to shorten words or, make new ones up when they're tapping away on their mobile phones.  But have we really lost the art of knowing how to write a decent sentence?

In the list below you can see some of the words that people misuse everyday.
  1. Irony
  2. Ultimate
  3. Travesty
  4. Conversate
  5. Peruse
  6. Bemused
  7. Compelled
  8. Nauseous
  9. Redundant
  10. Enormity
  11. Adverse 
  12. Appraise
  13. Criteria
  14. Data
  15. Depreciate
  16. Dichotomy
  17. Disinterested
  18. Enervate
  19. Fortuitous
  20. Flounder
  21. Fulsome
  22. Ironic
  23. Intern
  24. Literally
  25. Luxuriant
  26. Mitigate
  27. Proscribe
  28. Protagonist
  29. Refute
  30. Simplistic
The list goes on and on.  When it comes to the English language there is nothing set in stone when it comes to the rules of grammar and use of words.  So everything is left to interpretation.