Wednesday, November 25, 2015

marital/martial: Common Errors in English Usage Entry for Wednesday, November 25, 2015 + Don't miss the end-of-the year sale (details below)

“Marital” refers to marriage, “martial” to war, whose ancient god was Mars. These two are often swapped, with comical results.

Happy Thanksgiving! This week on the podcast we present Paul Brians’ reading from his blog post “Let’s Talk Turkey” and a discussion of lots of other place names.

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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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