Thursday, August 20, 2015

toe-headed/tow-headed: Common Errors in English Usage Entry for Thursday, August 20, 2015

Light-colored rope is called “tow” and someone with very blond hair is called a “tow-head.” Tow-headed children are cute, but a toe-headed one would be seriously deformed.

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