On this sunny day, I’ll be a son of a gun if I can believe authors can’t tell the difference between son and sun. I will accept that Jesus is the son of God and that he may be the sun around which the Christians revolve, which of course, you could say about how any proud parent would feel about their child. It still doesn’t make them the same.
…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: sun|
|Part of Grammar:|
Verb, intransitive & transitive
|Boy or man in relation to either or both of his parents
||Abbreviation: For Sunday, a day of the week
[Poetic/literary] A day or a year
The sun considered with reference to its position in the sky, its visibility, the season of the year, the time at which or the place where it is seen, etc.
A figure or representation of the sun, as a heraldic bearing usually surrounded with rays and marked with the features of a human face
Something likened to the sun in brightness, splendor, etc.
To be exposed to the rays of the sun
To put, bring, make, etc., by exposure to the sun
|C.S. Lewis frequently refers to the sons of Adam in his Chronicles of Narnia.
Andre Agassi is one of Nevada’s most famous sons.
Napoleon is a son of the French Revolution.
“You’re on private land, son.”
This is my son, Joshua.
The Laurents have five sons and four daughters.
My son graduated from Yale yesterday.
We sat outside in the sun.
The rhetoric faded before the sun of reality.
The sun of the Plantagenets went down in clouds.
After going so many suns without food, I was sleeping.
The exposure to the sun faded the fabrics terribly.
Sun tea is so easy to make.
The kids are planning to sun in the yard.
Buzz could see Clare sunning herself on the terrace below.
Beautiful bodies lying on the beach, sunning their bronzed limbs.
|Adjective: sunlike, sunward
Adverb: sunward, sunwards
|History of the Word:|
|Old English sunu is of Germanic origin.
Related to Dutch zoon and German Sohn, from an Indo-European root shared by the Greek huios.
|Old English sunne is of Germanic origin.
Related to Dutch zon and German Sonne, from an Indo-European root shared by Greek hēlios and the Latin sol.
C’mon, get it out of your system, bitch, whine, moan…which words are your pet peeves?