3.11.2010

Just a few pet peeves

According to Merriam Webster:

Brooch: (N) an ornament that is held by a pin or clasp and is worn at or near the neck
Broach: (N) any of various pointed or tapered tools, implements, or parts: as a : a spit for roasting meat b : a tool for tapping casks c : a cutting tool for removing material from metal or plastic to shape an outside surface or a hole

Veil: (N) a length of cloth worn by women as a covering for the head and shoulders and often especially in Eastern countries for the face; specifically : the outer covering of a nun's headdress b : a length of veiling or netting worn over the head or face or attached for protection or ornament to a hat or headdress [a bridal veil] c : any of various liturgical cloths; especially : a cloth used to cover the chalice
Vail: (V) to lower often as a sign of respect or submission

Heels: (N) shoes with high heels
Heals: (V) a : to make sound or whole b : to restore to health

Aisle: (N) the side of a church nave separated by piers from the nave proper
Isle: (N) an island

I've seen these spellings used incorrectly more times than I can count. I even saw the incorrect spelling for Brooch (Broach) used in a bridal magazine yesterday. So, this is just a friendly reminder of how these words are spelled. :)

3 comments:

  1. That bothers me too! Another thing that gets me is when ladies use "fiancée" to describe their man. I've seen this on quite a few blogs. Your fiancé is the man you plan to marry. Your fiancée is the woman you plan to marry. :)

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  2. They're/there/their and you're/your drive me up the wall!

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