That Doesn't Mean What You Think It Means : The 150 Most Commonly Misused Words and Their Tangled Histories

That Doesn't Mean What You Think It Means : The 150 Most Commonly Misused Words and Their Tangled Histories

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An entertaining and informative guide to the most common 150 words even smart people use incorrectly, along with pithy forays into their fascinating etymologies and tangled histories of use and misuse. Even the most erudite among us use words like apocryphal, facetious, ironic, meteorite, moot, redundant, and unique incorrectly every day. Don't be one of them.