If you search for ‘hendiatris’ on the Internet, you will find it easily, but if you search for it in a traditional dictionary, you probably won’t. It is possible that ‘hendiatris’ is a sort of back-formation from ‘hendiadys’, though it substitutes an affix rather than deleting one.
Today’s muddle consists of an adjective and a verb. Those parts of speech do different things; they are not interchangeable.
As always, my explanations for Monday Muddle do not include every possible definition—only the ones that I frequently see being mixed up. Today’s post includes nothing about pipefitting.
I’ve advised you about this muddle before, but since I’ve seen it several times in the last few days, I thought I would share this advice again.
Since I mentioned palindromes in my post last week, I thought they should be the subject of my post this week. Share your favourites in the comments.
I’ve heard many people say that spelling doesn’t matter—after all you knew what I meant, right? But even if your readers know what you mean, they will still judge you based on your words. Some misspellings are more unfortunate than others; such is the case with today’s muddle. It’s always better to get it right than to make the wrong impression.