Friday, October 10, 2008

Rite, Right, Site, Sight

As the steel trap, formerly known as my mind, continues to weaken due to old age, medication cocktails, and/or carelessness, I continue to be aggravated due to the misuse of some words, including rite/right and site/sight.

How one can mistaken "right" a principle for "rite" a ceremony continues to baffle me. So does interchanging "sight" having to do with vision with "site" indicating "location".

I know I have simplified the meanings of these words to accommodate my means of making a point. As parsing the written language becomes fuzzier, the meaning of certain words does not. My blood pressure would benefit if it did.

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