Warren Buffet on Language Skills

An apt post to follow the one on the difference between hone and home is this one about the views of billionaire Warren Buffet expressed in a LinkedIn video posted by entrepreneur Michael Hood. In the video, Buffet—who knows how to use the word hone—advises young people to “focus on learning how to write and […]

Home and Hone

The confusion associated with these words occurs when home is used as a phrasal verb with the particle in. To home in is “to come closer and closer to a destination.” A fighter pilot homes in on a target. A detective homes in on a suspect. A carrier pigeon homes in on its home base. To hone is “to sharpen.” One hones a […]