Thursday, March 27, 2014

self-steam/self-esteem: Common Errors in English Usage Entry for Thursday, March 27, 2014

If you bask in the sauna, you may self-steam. But the expression labeling people’s opinions of their own worth is “self-esteem.”

“Self-esteem” is also sometimes misspelled “self of steam.”

Two recent blog posts serve to remember James Leisy, founder of William, James & Company:
By Paul Brians: "Goodbye, Jim—and Thanks for the Memories."
By Tom Sumner: "Goodbye, James | Goodbye, Franklin."

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