Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Pet Peeve #32451654.1

Weary:  –adjective
physically or mentally exhausted by hard work, exertion, strain, etc:  My weary eyes

Leary:  –adjective
wary; suspicious (usually fol. by of): I'm leery of his financial advice

Wary:  –adjective
watchful; being on one's guard against danger:  I'm a little wary of parking my car in a dark lot.

See the difference?  These words do not mean the same thing.  Get it right people.

1 comment:

Sleepwalker said...

Lately I've seen a lot of mix-ups between 'peek' and 'peak', too. Knowing proper English seems to be an optional skill set these days.

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