30 October 2005

My Newest Vocabulary Pet Peeve

From dictionary.com:

lude (lüd)
n.

A pill or tablet that contains the drug methaqualone.


From m-w.com (format adapted to match dictionary.com):

lewd (lüd)
adj.

2 a : sexually unchaste or licentious b : OBSCENE, VULGAR


Therefore, untoward behavior is lewd, not lude. I’ve seen this mistake at least two different places in the past week or so, and for whatever reason, it’s really kinda buggin’ me. :-P

Just thought I’d share...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That's because American's done know their (or should I say there or they're) language so well, they most certainly know how to spell and speak it correctly.

;)

-Cindy