Tag Archives: english

December 10, 2015

The 58 most commonly misused words and phrases

I’ve known to avoid most of these, but I must admit that I’ve been misusing the following for years:

Disinterested means unbiasedand does not mean uninterested.

Nonplussed means stunned, bewildered and does not mean bored, unimpressed.

With regards to the other words in the list, I still prefer using the singular datum over data where possible. I remember once being “corrected” by my upper secondary school teacher because of it.

June 4, 2013
March 18, 2013

Word of the Day

Plutocrat /ˈpluːtəkrat/

A person whose power derives from their wealth.

June 9, 2011
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