Wednesday, August 24, 2016

This Week: On the podcast, Swell (and other Fabulous Words) + emergent/emergency

The error of considering “emergent” to be the adjectival form of “emergency” is common only in medical writing, but it is becoming widespread. “Emergent” properly means “emerging” and normally refers to events that are just beginning—barely noticeable rather than catastrophic. “Emergency” is an adjective as well as a noun, so rather than writing “emergent care,” use the homely “emergency care.”

This week on the podcast we discuss “swell” (and other fabulous words).

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