Wednesday, January 21, 2015

click/clique: Common Errors in English Usage Entry for Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Students lamenting the division of their schools into snobbish factions often misspell “clique” as “click.” In the original French, clique was synonymous with claque—an organized group of supporters at a theatrical event who tried to prompt positive audience response by clapping enthusiastically.

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