Thursday, January 10, 2013

oggle/ogle: Common Errors in English Usage Entry for Thursday, January 10, 2013

If you’re being leered at lustfully you’re being ogled (first vowel sounds like “OH”)—not “oggled,” even if you’re being ogled through goggles. The word is probably related to the German word äugeln, meaning “to eye,” from Auge (“eye”).

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