wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Sat Jan 29 22:58:29 UTC 2005
These verbs are increasingly confused in writing, with "defuse" threatening to oust the other.
Anyone else notice this?
I gave a high school English teacher the following inquisitorial test:
"Which is the write word? 'The ghostly vapor was slowly (diffused / defused) throughout the haunted tax office.'"
She immediately selected "defused" as correct. Under further inquisition she confessed that "diffused" just looked wrong."
E pede Herculem,
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