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Jibe, gibe, jive talkin'
Here’s a threesome that can trip up even seasoned editors.
Jive: To speak in a way that’s exaggerated or insincere in order to fool or mislead. I never went to the concert; I was just jiving you.
Jibe: To be in harmony, agreement or accord. His account of the break-in didn’t jibe with investigators’ evidence.
Gibe: A taunt, jeer or pointed comment. The comedian ended the show with a gibe at our table.
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2 ways to say “beloved”
When it’s a noun (She is my beloved), it’s pronounced be-luv-id. Otherwise, it’s pronounced be-luvd (She was glad to be back in her beloved hometown).
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Too many e’s
Two common words that often erroneously take on an extra “e”:
It’s judgment, not judgement; and it’s acknowledgment, not acknowledgement.
“It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like ‘What about lunch?’” — Winnie the Pooh