You would think an article on the articles (see what I did there?) “a” and “an” would be a quickie. You would be mistaken. Consonant ….
Month: January 2021
Either bald-faced or barefaced both with beginning with the letters BA means shameless or showing no guilt. The adjective barefaced means “beardless,” and one theory ….
As an English noun, these originally French words kept those two gender specific forms; thus, a blond is a fair-haired man, and a blonde is ….
To bide is to wait, to tolerate, or to withstand. Biding your time means that you are either spending your time carefully in a planned ….
In classical logic, begging the question is an informal fallacy similar to circular reasoning, known as a fallacy from relevance, that occurs when an argument’s ….
The word “beckon” means to call over or to request. So, of course, this misuse seems to make sense. However, the original phrasing was a ….
When you think about bait, things like hooks, worms, and lures should come to mind. So, if you’re trying to say that someone is holding ….
The words assure, ensure, and insure all mean “to make secure or certain.” However, only assure is used with reference to a person in the ….
To determine the value of an item, you “appraise” it. To inform someone of some event, you “apprise” him or her with the news. Examples: ….
This is an example of a misheard expression (an eggcorn) that makes a little bit of convoluted sense on its own. The phrase “you’ve got ….