Revised as of 20 July 2017
Well, this is embarrassing… I’ve always done the ahhh version…
Who knew I didn’t know how to moan properly, ahem, in text anyway…*grin*…
The difference between aaah, ah, and aha is one of degree. Think of sinking into that delightfully warm and bubbly hot tub. Aaaah, that feels sooo good…and so warm. Then, of course, there is always the realization of ah, as in ah, so that’s how it’s done. The aha is more of a discovery, as in Aha! So that’s where my keys are!
…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: Merriam-Webster|
|Part of Grammar:|
|Exclamation||Abbreviation 1; Exclamation 2||Abbreviation; Exclamation 3||Nope, see aaah|
An extended exclamation used to express a greater range of emotion
In the year of the Hegira
Used in the Muslim calendar for reckoning years from Muhammad’s departure from Mecca in AD 622
Of the Muslim era
Alpha-hydroxy acid 4
American Heart Association
|Aaaah, hot water never felt so good.
Aaah, now I get it!
a Koran dated 556 AH
Ah, this is the life.
I need some AHA to get rid of these wrinkles!
Aha! I found your hiding place for chocolate!
|History of the Word:|
|1 From the Latin anno Hegirae.||3 First known use: 14th century
Middle English from ah + ha.
C’mon, get it out of your system, bitch, whine, moan…which words are your pet peeves?