Sometimes I’m not sure if I’m reading Keystone Kops or a serious story when I fall across this particular confusion.
Of course, it’s always possible that somewhere in the storyline someone is intending to slip a dose of poison to a dozing person or…is that bore someone into dozing himself into a dose?
Wait, I’m confused…
…started as my way of dealing with a professional frustration with properly spelled words that were out of context in manuscripts I was editing as well as books I was reviewing. It evolved into a sharing of information with y’all. I’m hoping you’ll share with us words that have been a bête noir for you from either end.
|Credit to: Apple Dictionary.com; Dictionary.com: dose and doze; Merriam-Webster: dose|
|Part of Grammar:|
Verb, intransitive & transitive
Verb 1, 2, intransitive & transitive
Quantity of medicine or drug taken or recommended to be taken at a particular time
A substance, situation, or quantity of anything analogous to medicine, especially of something disagreeable
[Vinification] An amount of sugar added in the production of champagne
[Physics] The quantity of ionizing radiation absorbed by a unit mass of matter, especially living tissue
[Slang] A case of gonorrhea or syphilis
To divide as a medicine into doses
To treat with an application or agent
A short light sleep
To fall into a light sleep unintentionally (often followed by off)
To sleep for a short time
To be dull or half asleep
Take a dose of cold medicine before you go to bed.
Be careful that the dose of radiation doesn’t exceed the safety limits.
Damn, I got a dose of the clap.
I wanted to give you a dose of the hell you put me through.
Computer games are great in small doses.
Failing the exam was a hard dose to swallow.
I prefer champagnes with less sugar, such as an extra-brut which has a dose between 0 and 6 grams per liter of residual sugars.
Kenny added a healthy dose of skepticism to the discussion.
The champagne was dosed with sugar.
That creep dosed my drink!
Most patients are dosed at 50 milligrams per day.
I had a short doze this afternoon.
No, he’s just dozing.
I must have dozed off.
Noun: dosage, doser, superdose, underdose
Verb, transitive: underdose, underdosed, underdosing
|History of the Word:|
|Late Middle English from the French, via late Latin from the Greek dosis meaning gift from didonai meaning give.||1 Mid-17th century in the sense of stupefy, bewilder, or make drowsy. It may be related to the Danish døse meaning make drowsy.
2 1940-45 as a shortened form of bulldoze
C’mon, get it out of your system, bitch, whine, moan…which words are your pet peeves? Also, please note that I try to be as accurate as I can, but mistakes happen or I miss something. Email me if you find errors, so I can fix them…and we’ll all benefit!
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