June 18, 2019

M. J. Maddox, PhD
is the American English Doctor.
 
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Wit and Whit

A post from a newspaper supporting a political candidate got the words whit and wit confused:

If the whole Republican v Democrat thing is all that matters to you, our endorsement doesn’t matter one wit.

The word the writer was reaching for is whit.

The meaning of whit is “smallest particle.” The editorial writer is […]

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