Wednesday, July 27, 2011

random grammar lesson #1

I am a grammar nerd.

Seeing words used incorrectly actually gives me pain.

Today's lesson:
eek vs. eke

Eek: a politely restrained noise that you make when distressed. Like when you see a mouse or a spider, but your surroundings do not permit a full on scream. In church, for example.

Eke: frugally using every last bit of something. For instance "I eked out every last scrap of my favourite (discontinued) fabric".

Sometimes the realization that you have just used the last bit of said fabric can cause you to utter the aforementioned cry of distress. Just saying.

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