Tuesday, September 17, 2013

crucifix/cross: Common Errors in English Usage Entry for Tuesday, September 17, 2013

A crucifix is a cross with an image of the crucified Christ affixed to it. Reporters often mistakenly refer to someone wearing a “crucifix” when the object involved is an empty cross. Crucifixes are most often associated with Catholics, empty crosses with Protestants.

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