Revised as of 22 August 2017
I don’t know about you, but I am so not worried about the “crochets of others”. Heck, I can’t even crochet except to cast on that first row, which explains why I do appreciate a lovely crocheted afghan.
Now, the crotchets of my neighbors…hmmm…those might be more difficult to cast out of my life seeing as they have just as much right to live there as I do here and everyone is entitled to their opinions. Just don’t foist it off on me. Well, unless they want to blog about it…
…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. Consider sharing this Word Confusion with friends by tweeting it.
|Credit to: Apple Dictionary.com|
|Part of Grammar:|
Verb, intransitive & transitive
Plural for noun: crotchets
A handicraft in which yarn is made up into a patterned fabric by looping yarn with a hooked needle
|[Music; chiefly British] A quarter note
A perverse or unfounded belief or notion
[As modifier] A crochet hook
Crocheted vests were very popular when I was in high school.
The bikini is tiny, three triangles of cotton crochet.
She had crocheted the shawl herself.
|the natural crotchets of inveterate bachelors
Ach, she’s a crotchety old woman.
|History of the Word:|
|Mid-19th century in the sense of hook and from the Old French crochet, a diminutive of croc meaning hook from the Old Norse krókr.||Middle English in the sense of hook and from the Old French crochet, a diminutive of croc meaning hook from the Old Norse krókr.|
C’mon, get it out of your system, bitch, whine, moan…which words are your pet peeves?