Words that didn’t break at the glue line

My latest article for TheWeek.com is about words that were put together one way and then broken apart another way. They’re words you know, too…

10 words that are badly broken

 

3 responses to “Words that didn’t break at the glue line

  1. Does the bit about decal mean that the older (I won’t say more correct, though I want to : ) ) pronunciation was “DEE-cal” rather than “DECK-le”?

  2. Oh, cool – the article was highlighted (highlit?) in AWADMail this past weekend:
    http://wordsmith.org/awad/awadmail625.html

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