Thursday, January 29, 2009

Words, Words, Words

We loved these words from Garner's Usage Tip of the Day.

libido. Although dictionaries once recorded /li-BIY-doh/ as the preferred pronunciation, /li-BEE-doh/ is now the established preference in American English.

licorice (/LiK-uh-rish/) is the standard spelling.

"Liquorice" is a variant form. This word shouldn't be confused with its uncommon homophones, "lickerish" (= lascivious, lecherous) and "liquorish" (= tasting like liquor).

If you keep a blog, please use "lickerish" in context. First person to alert us wins a copy of Not Rocket Science by the great Craig Conley.

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