Monday, 14 June 2010

top 5 often misused words

1. literally- as in "it's literally raining cats and dogs out there"

2. infer- as in "I inferred to him that you might be coming with me". One infers from and implies to.

3. ironic- as in "ten thousand forks, when all you need is a knife"

4. deceptively- as in "the Futureheads are deceptively tall". So are they taller or shorter than you'd think? (in this case, taller)

5. stupidly- as in "you're a rocket scientist? You must be stupidly clever". See also: insanely; retardedly.