Ooh, yeah, I’d love ta git me some access to an excess!
Just like kids would love access to those cookies in the cookie jar, or an unhappy woman might want an excess of Ben and Jerry’s Chunky Monkey.
I reckon one might consider that, while we don’t have an excess of accessible ramps for the handicapped, the availability of this access is improving.
…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:|
Denoting noncommercial broadcasting produced by local independent groups, rather than by professionals
Right or opportunity to use or benefit from something
Right or opportunity to approach or see someone
Action or process of obtaining or retrieving information stored in a computer’s memory
Condition of being able to be reached or obtained
[Singular] Attack or outburst of an emotion
[Computing] Obtain, examine, or retrieve data or a file
Approach or enter a place
Gain the right or opportunity to use or benefit from something
Exceeding a prescribed or desirable amount
Amount by which one quantity or number exceeds another
Lack of moderation in an activity, especially eating or drinking
[Plural] Outrageous or immoderate behavior
Action of exceeding a permitted limit
PBS is public-access television.
I’ll need access to the security tapes.
Since the divorce, his grandparents have been denied access.
This hotel has private beach access.
I’d like to get rid of my excess fat.
In an excess of hatred…
There was an excess of imports over exports which affects the debt ratio.
Hangovers usually result from an excess of alcohol.
The worst excesses of the 1960s were free love and drugs.
|History of the Word:|
|Middle English (in the sense of a sudden attack of illness from the Latin accessus from the verb accedere, which means to approach||Late Middle English from the Old French which is, in turn, from the Latin excessus from excedere meaning go out, surpass.|
C’mon, get it out of your system, bitch, whine, moan…which words are your pet peeves? Also, please note that I try to be as accurate as I can, but mistakes happen or I miss something. Email me if you find errors, so I can fix them…and we’ll all benefit!