The useful bit about these three being heterographs is that at least one knows how to pronounce lager and laager. Although, I suppose if you have a few too many lagers, you shouldn’t run out to be a logger or build that laager.
…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: scutch and logger|
|Part of Grammar:|
Verb, intransitive & transitive
Variant spelling for lager
|Noun 1, 2;
Verb, intransitive 1
Variant spelling for laager
|Noun 3, 4
Plural for the noun: loggers
[South African; historical] A camp or encampment formed by a circle of wagons
An entrenched position or viewpoint that is defended against opponents
[Military] A place where armored vehicles are parked
|A.k.a., lager beer
A beer stored from six weeks to six months for aging before use 1
A light-bodied effervescent beer, fermented in a closed vessel using yeasts that sink to the bottom of the brew 2
A person who fells trees for timber 3
A tractor used in logging
A machine for loading logs
A device or computer program for making a systematic recording of events, observations, or measurements
One who enters data in a log 4
Get those horses inside the laager.
I don’t trust any one news outlet, as they’re each in their own political laager.
Form up the laager. We’re camping here tonight.
Trump’s mind is its own laager.
The troops crossed the river to laager for the night.
I do enjoy a cold lager in the summer, otherwise I prefer ales and stouts.
Some of the German lagers include pilsner, Bock, Märzen, and Schwarzbier.
Lagers are the world’s most popular beers.
“Centuries of lagering brought about a new strain of yeast, one that thrives at colder temperatures (Homebrewing.org).
Lagering beer makes it clearer and cleaner-tasting.
|How many loggers ya got on this crew?
Pull that logger around and get these logs loaded.
Sorry, boss, but the logger is in maintenance.
A logger is a command line utility that can send messages to the syslog in your computer.
Be careful you don’t have a keystroke logger installed in your computer!
Most loggers are data entry clerks.
|History of the Word:|
|Afrikaans, 1840-50, from the Dutch leger or lager meaning camp.||1 1835-45, short for lager beer in a half adoption, half translation of the German Lagerbier.||3 An Americanism dating back to 1725-35, log + -er.|
C’mon, get it out of your system, bitch, whine, moan…which words are your pet peeves?
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