Yeah, me too. I had to wonder how anyone could possibly confuse seat with seed. They don’t even sound alike.
…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:|
|Noun 1; Verb, intransitive & transitive 2||Noun; Verb, intransitive & transitive|
A thing made or used for sitting on, such as a chair or stool
A person’s buttocks
To usher to a seat or find a seat for
To have seats for
To put a seat on or into (a chair, garment, etc.)
To install in a position or office of authority, in a legislative body, etc.
To fit (a valve) with a seat
To attach to or place firmly in or on something as a base
A flowering plant’s unit of reproduction, capable of developing into another such plant
Any of a number of stronger competitors in a sports tournament who have been assigned a specified position in an ordered list with the aim of ensuring that they do not play each other in the early rounds
Remove the seeds from (vegetables or fruit)
Give (a competitor) the status of seed in a tournament
He’s flying through this by the seat of his pants.
Washington D.C. is the seat of our federal government.
Little Minglington is considered a safe seat for the party.
We’ll need a car seat for the baby.
Oh, wow, you have got one heck of a tear in the seat of your jeans.
We’ll have to replace the seat on one of the dining room chairs.
I get the front seat.
We have a fairly small theater with about 1,300 seats.
He lost his seat in the 1998 election.
The Duke of Norfolk’s family seat is Arundel Castle in Sussex.
The seat for Ozaukee county is Port Washington.
You’ve been sitting in the tree again, what with all the bark and dust on your seat.
He’s got the worst seat on a horse of anyone I’ve ever seen.
The brain is said to be the seat of reason.
The new senator was seated in the House.
This theater will seat 1200 people.
He seated her next to her husband.
She invited them to be seated.
He was a dummy in a seated position.
Those upper boulders were simply seated in the interstices below.
You’ll have to seat the valve.
Seat the telescope on the tripod.
The usher insisted on seating us.
The morning glories are going to seed.
We’ll need some more grass seed to patch those bad spots.
You can grow artichokes from seed.
The conversation sowed a tiny seed of doubt in his mind.
They were the seed of his loins.
He spilled his seed without thought.
They sowed the seeds of discord.
The semiconductor industry uses seed crystals.
Intracavitary radiation and interstitial radiation use radioactive implants such as pellets, seeds, ribbons, wires, needles, capsules, balloons, or tubes (American Cancer Society).
He knocked the top seed out of the championships.
Feverfew will seed itself readily.
Severance payouts that help seed their new businesses are available now.
They plan to seed the clouds this afternoon.
Can you stem and seed the chilies for me?
Jeff Tarango, seeded five, was defeated by fellow American Todd Witsken.
|Adjective: seatless, underseated, well-seated
Noun: seatbelt, -seater, seater, seating
Verb, transitive: misseat
|Adjective: seedless, seedlike
Verb, transitive: deseed
|History of the Word:|
|1 Middle English from Old Norse sæti, which is from the Germanic base of sit.
2 Dates from the late 16th century.
|Old English sæd is of Germanic origin and related to the Dutch zaad and the German Saat; also to the verb sow.|
C’mon, get it out of your system, bitch, whine, moan…which words are your pet peeves?