Sharing good information from Stuart on use of words.
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Do you sometimes struggle to find the ‘right’ word for your writing? I do. Perhaps, in improving myself, I can help other writers.
Today’s words: Disinterested/Uninterested, Cacophony of sound, Kilig.
Words often misused: English, because of its inheritance of words stolen from many languages, often uses words that superficially appear to mean more or less the same thing. However, as wordsmiths, we owe it to our readers to get it right, don’t you think?
Disinterested/Uninterested: The confusion of these two words has become so ubiquitous that even professional journalists misuse them. The distinction is, however, really very simple.
Disinterested means neutral, unbiased, not on any side in a debate/argument.
So, it would be correct to say, ‘The UN is generally disinterested when dealing with worldwide conflicts.’ Meaning that, as an international organisation, it takes no sides, other than attempting to keep to the moral high…
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