Tag Archives: homophone

Disperse vs. Disburse

As an editor, you’re exposed to all kinds of weird language use: convoluted sentence structures, idiosyncratic punctuation, unique and unorthodox uses of the formatting features in a word processor. You name it, it’s there. One oddity you’ll always encounter is … Continue reading

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Have you given your ascent?

Assent or ascent? It’s Friday. That means it’s time to highlight either a word or an error “in the wild.” Or a little of both. An official memo came through my inbox a few weeks ago at the university where … Continue reading

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