Friday, January 25, 2008

The idiosyncrasies of idiosyncracies

Yesterday's usage tip of the day from Bryan Garner has to do with the correct spelling of the word idiosyncrasy, meaning a characteristic peculiar to an individual or group. Unfortunately, the word is commonly confused with the word idiosyncracy, which means, by way of example, the Bush administration.

Stolen from another grammar snob.

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