Monday, September 22, 2014

minuet/minute: Common Errors in English Usage Entry for Monday, September 22, 2014

Shakespeare’s colleague and popular comic actor Will Kemp was famous for his stunt of dancing the jig from London to Norwich (about 80 miles). That’s what I think of when I see real estate ads boasting “only five minuets from downtown!”

This is one of those silly typos that your spelling checker won’t catch, because “minuet” is a real word.

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