This word may not conjure pleasant thoughts, but it’s an old word with an interesting history. And it makes a lot of us laugh, too.
Remember the first time you rode a bike without training wheels – that wonderful sense of freedom that brought with it a whole new sense of anxiety? After all, bikes without training wheels can fall over!
Most writing rules are like training wheels. They keep inexperienced writers from making mistakes that lead to awkward or unclear writing. But experienced writers often break the rules we are taught in English classes.
What a fascinating cornucopia of interestingness is the internet! Recently I discovered the video below by two Columbia University …
There’s not a writing teacher on the planet who doesn’t see students mix up the words breath and breathe or lose and loose.