Even the most erudite among us use words like apocryphal, facetious, ironic, meteorite, moot, redundant, and unique incorrectly every day. Don’t be one of them. That Doesn't Mean What You Think It Means includes examples of misuse from leading newspapers, prominent public figures and famous writers, among others, and includes short histories of how and why these mistakes have happened, how to use the words correctly … or why to not use them at all. By the end of this book, every literati will be able to confidently, casually, and correctly toss in an “a priori” or a “limns” without hesitation.
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