This one, er, three, was simply fun! It’s the nose that knows how to spout those noes in this heterograph!
Okay, so I’ll never make it as a comic…LOL… What’s truly embarrassing is how often I have come across a word confusion between knows and nose. Ya’d think it was pretty obvious…!
…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: nose|
|Part of Grammar:|
|Verb, intransitive & transitive||Also nos
Plural noun form for no
Verb, intransitive & transitive
[With clause] Be aware of through observation, inquiry, or information
Have developed a relationship with (someone) through meeting and spending time with them
[Archaic] Have sexual intercourse with (someone) 1
|Negative answer or decision
Multiple utterances of the word no
Denial or refusal
A negative vote or voter
Part of the body projecting above the mouth, containing the nostrils and used for breathing and smelling
Front end of aircraft, car, or other vehicle
Projecting part of something
[Singular noun] A look, especially out of curiosity
The organ of smell
The sense of smell
Anything regarded as resembling the nose of a person or animal, such as a spout or nozzle
[Golf] The forward edge of the head of a golf club
Investigate or pry into something
A vehicle or its driver makes one’s way way cautiously forward
Detect by diligent searching
To touch or rub with the nose
He knows of one local who shot himself.
She knows they knew each other biblically.
She knows what she’s doing.
Paul would write to him if he knew his address.
Janie knows it was something I wanted to do.
He knows it!
Jason knows and and respects Laura.
Isabel couldn’t hear the words clearly, but she knows the voice.
There’s a little restaurant she knows about near Times Square.
Charles was a man who had known better times.
He knows how to paint with oils.
The doctor was universally known as “Hubert”.
Even though Tiffany is blind, she knows where Alex is anywhere in the room.
He knows her.
|The noes have it.
The Conservatives wouldn’t have changed the noes to yeses for anything.
In response, the noes were shouted from everywhere.
They responded with definite noes.
The answer was one of noes all around.
The noes were ringing throughout the room.
That dog has a keen nose.
He has a nose for news.
Check out the nose of the plane.
He has a nose for a good script.
He’s a renowned nose.
He won by a nose!
He hit the nose of the saddle with a loud oof.
The wine is pungently smoky and peppery on the nose.
She wanted a good nose around the house.
She’s always nosing into someone’s business.
I was anxious to get inside and nose around her house.
He turned left and nosed into an empty parking space.
They nosed ahead by one point.
It was a cheese that could be nosed out from some distance away.
The dog nosed its pup back into the yard.
The boat nosed its way toward shore.
Noun: ken, knower
Verb, modal: can
|Adjective: noseless, noselike, unnosed|
|History of the Word:|
|Old English cnāwan (earlier gecnāwan) meaning recognize, identify is of Germanic origin and from an Indo-European root shared by the Latin (g)noscere and the Greek gignōskein.||Old English nō is from ne (not) + ō or ā (ever).||Old English nosu is related to the Dutch neus and more remotely to the German Nase, the Latin nasus, and the Sanskrit nāsā.|
C’mon, get it out of your system, bitch, whine, moan…which words are your pet peeves?
Pinterest Photo Credits:
What the Nose Knows: The Science of Scent in Everyday Life by Avery Gilbert is an “entertaining and enlightening journey through the world of aroma, [as] olfaction expert Avery Gilbert illuminates the latest scientific discoveries and offers keen observations on modern culture: how a museum is preserving the smells of John Steinbeck’s Cannery Row; why John Waters revived the “smellie” in Polyester; and what innovations are coming from artists like the Dutch “aroma jockey” known as Odo7″.