Sounds about Right

“The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter—’tis the difference between the lightning-bug and the lightning.” – Mark Twain Words and idioms are often learned in a verbal context – we hear something we don’t know, we figure it out in our heads, and we add it to our own vocabulary. Unfortunately, English is full of homonyms, so what we hear may not be what was actually said. Moot vs. Mute In the phrase “the point is moot”, moot means Read more [...]