Literally is no longer “literal”. “I” before “E” except after “C” doesn’t always work. And often “like” pops up more in a conversation than it does on a kitten video on Facebook. These are some quirks of daily communication that we’ve noticed at d.trio marketing group. In this section we’ll be finding, exploring and clarifying communications conundrums in short snippets.
Linguistics hasn’t been this fun since School House Rock! Welcome to Conundrums.
We hope to inform and entertain you.
Your first Conundrum:
According to the Oxford English Corpus – an electronic collection of over 2 billion words of real English, there are 100 English language words that are the most commonly misspelled. Here’s a quick way to remember one of the very most common:
accommodate – here’s the trick: remember that this word is large enough to accommodate both a double “c” and a double “m”.