Friday, October 30, 2015

role/roll: Common Errors in English Usage Entry for Friday, October 30, 2015

An actor plays a role. Bill Gates is the entrepreneur’s role model. But you eat a sausage on a roll and roll out the barrel. To take attendance, you call the roll.


Blue moons are not just for Kentucky. In episode #5 of the Common Errors in English Usage podcast, Paul Brians discusses the origin of "Once in a blue moon."

This is the tenth year of the Common Errors in English Usage calendar. To celebrate, we are bringing back some of our favorite interesting, funny, but sometimes merely silly entries through the years before going on hiatus in 2016.

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