Sunday, August 09, 2015

Why We Get Words Wrong, Part 10: Sloppy, Lazy, Careless

Throughout this series, I've given nine reasons why we might mess up with commonly confused words. You can see I'm a tolerant guy when it comes to usage mistakes. 

But even I have my limits. The usage examples in the image are intolerable. Yet I must admit that I once texted a client, thanking her for stooping by. You know you've made your fair share of linguistic blunders too.

We're all human, yet none of us wants to be accused of being sloppy, lazy, or careless. The moral of the story: If you know the difference, then prove it. Happy writing.