Geez, I hope I copy this right!
These word confusions are a type of copywriting, and I sure do want copy it right. And by putting it in a visual format — online — it’s automatically copyrighted.
Be aware that there is no such verb as copywrite. There are only nouns: copywriter and copywriting.
Did you know these three words are heterographic homophones? Yeah, say that five times fast, lol.
…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|
|Part of Grammar:|
|Verb Phrase||Adjective; Noun; Verb, transitive||Noun|
|To copy correctly||Adjective:
Protected by copyright
To place under a copyright
|A person who writes the words that promote a person, business, opinion, or idea
|Did I copy this right?
If you don’t copy this right, you’ll have to do it over again.
This copy is right.
Do you have that copyright agreement?
The copyright laws are clear.
This is copyright material. We can’t use it.
They were works whose copyrights had lapsed.
Many artists put a copyright on their art.
Most of the images you find on the Internet have a copyright.
Janet copyrighted all her artwork.
|A copywriter writes copy. They don’t copywrite.
The job of a copywriter is to write material that persuades people to buy a product or believe the marketing hype.
Copywriters mostly work in advertising, marketing, or public relations.
A copywriter may write press releases.
The art of writing copy is done by copywriters.
Yep, copywriters have copyeditors.
|Adjective: copyrightable, uncopyrighted
|History of the Word:|
|1725-35 copy + right||1910-15 copy + writer|
C’mon, get it out of your system, bitch, whine, moan…which words are your pet peeves?
Pinterest Photo Credits
The majority of the images came from a post by Lindsay Kolowich, “22 Companies With Really Catchy Slogans & Brand Taglines at HubSpot. “Eat Mor Chiken” is a Chick-Fil-A ad that has always made me laugh while “Coke is It” is my brand, baby. I love my Coca-Cola!!