Thursday, June 26, 2014

wary/weary/leery: Common Errors in English Usage Entry for Thursday, June 26, 2014

People sometimes write “weary” (tired) when they mean “wary” (cautious), which is a close synonym with “leery.” “Leery” in the psychedelic era was often misspelled “leary,” but since Timothy Leary faded from public consciousness, the correct spelling has prevailed.

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