Friday, November 06, 2009

Scrap/Scrape


In Singapore, the words scrap and scrape are often confused, with many pronouncing the former like the latter in the context of sending cars to the scrapyard. Still, the mistake in the headline (Straits Times website, 6 November 2009) is surprising, since one would expect a sub-editor to know better.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Surprising, not suprising!

Not trying to be overcritical. But just acting in the grammarian's passion for accuracy...

The Grammar Terrorist said...

Yes indeed. Thank you for pointing it out!

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