Tuesday, August 01, 2006


Every once in a while, I catch a misspelling that makes me giggle. Not even a misspelling - really a misuse of words.

For example, "baited breath." Last I checked, only fish get that excited.

And "balling," instead of "bawling." I read a blog about a girl who was watching a movie and at the end, she started "balling." Hehhehheh.


Waterfall said...

"Baited breath" isn't usually a typo--people really think that's what the word is. Silly people! I wrote about it here. (I hope that link works!)

shiksa said...

You need that book, "Eats, Shoots and Leaves: the no-nonsense approach to punctuation." Don't you just love the English language? I won't even tell you what I learned about doubling the wrong consonant in Italian - let's just say that someone said something verrrrrry bad when they were just trying to say "offensive."