Sunday, February 19, 2012

Loathe vs. Loath

I'm loath to bring this up, but here's something I loathe: when loath is used incorrectly.

Loath ≠ loathe

Loath is an adjective and means reluctant.

Loathe is a verb and means to detest.

Actually, I don't loathe this mistake, it simply annoys me. But it worked in the first sentence.

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1 comment:

  1. The mistake I loathe is the use of "bemused" when people clearly mean "amused." Perhaps you could do a post alerting the masses that the two are not synonymous?

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