Further in the occasional series, [cref peeves Peeves], [cref peeves-vol-2 Peeves Vol. 2], and [cref peeves-vol-3 Peeves Vol 3].

Bare/Bear

Bare: naked, uncovered. Testimony laid bare the inner workings of XYZ Corp.

Bear: An ursine mammal; black bear, polar bear, grizzly bear… Also to hold up, support, carry. She had to bear the weight of the injured child. The sadness of the situation was almost too much to bear.

Speak/Speech

“Speach” is the illegitimate child of speak and speech and it is incorrect.

Phrases:

It’s toe the line, not tow the line. It’s getting as close to the line as you can without going over, hence toeing the line. Towing the line would be dragging it behind you.


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