I’m a lover of words, but sometimes I get words wrong. You know you do this, too. That’s why I thought I might share this handy infographic about 10 commonly misunderstood words. Apparently I have been misusing (or at least, misunderstanding, since I don’t write this word frequently) the word “nonplussed” for quite some time. Who knew that it actually meant “bewildered”?
Which of these words have you scrambled up in the past? Which words might you add to this list? Have you even (gasp) perhaps used one of these words in a mistaken context in your NaNoWriMo manuscript?
- Hello Giggles: 10 Words that You’ve Probably Been Misusing
- Copy Blogger: The Inigo Montoya Guide to 27 Commonly Misused Words
- Bartleby: Words and Expressions Commonly Misused