Words into Type is a classic. While the print world has changed greatly since 1974 (the last update for this book), much of the language information is spot on. One of my favorites is the “Words Likely to be Misused or Confused” section (p. 446 in the hardcover version). This week’s words come straight from that list.
- Anachronism: Something that appears out of chronological order. Compare anomaly.
- Imply: To indirectly refer to or express something. Compare infer.
- Affect: To have an influence on. Compare effect.
- Continual: Happening repeatedly over time. Compare continuous.
- Vernacular: The standard language of a community.
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