Revised as of 16 August 2017
It is a bazaar system but it is what we have.
While I agree with the intention of the sentence…at least…I assume this writer meant “we have a very strange political situation” and not a reflection on our system’s preference for capitalism???
Depending upon pronunciation, this Word Confusion pair can be an heterograph.
…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:|
Plural for noun: bazaars
|A market in a Middle Eastern country
||Very strange or unusual in appearance, style, or general character, especially so as to cause interest or amusement
Often involves incongruous or unexpected elements
|I’d forgotten that the church bazaar was next week.
The Egyptian bazaars are so colorful.
Many retailers of different trades rented stalls in the bazaars on a permanent basis.
The Sunday bazaar should have some brass bowls and hookahs.
|It’s those bizarre dresses and outrageous hairdos of hers…!
His behavior was so bizarre!
Some of those fashion are beyond bizarre.
It is a bizarre system but it is what we have.
Noun: bizarreness , bizarrerie
|History of the Word:|
|Late 16th century from the Italian bazarro, which is from the Turkish, which is from the Persian bāzār meaning market.||Mid-17th century from the French, which is from the Italian bizzarro meaning angry.|
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!
Pinterest Photo Credits:
Ukranian photographer “Julia Kissina’s Meaty Wig Art” from her Feen series, which can be found in The Uncool Hunter’s post, 9 October 2016; Jason Soy’s article, “Bizarre Butchered Meat Photography“, features Sarah Williams’ “deli-bought subjects”; and, Sebastien-M’s Picnic Salad.