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Vocabulary Fail!

An odd little error I lately caught sight of
Was use of “in lieu of” in lieu of “in light of.”
I cringed as the dissonance rattled my head.
Would we now use “in light of” in lieu of “instead?”
But whether we’re authors of cookbooks or fiction,
We all have occasional lapses in diction.
Have I used “in lieu of” in lieu of “in light of?”
I like to think not, but I fear that I might’ve!

 

4 Comments

  1. Paula Munro wrote:

    Thanks for the daily chuckle!

    Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 8:14 am | Permalink
  2. Scott wrote:

    :)

    Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 8:45 am | Permalink
  3. Thiefree wrote:

    Bravo! Verging on a tongue-twister. You’d be good at writing those.

    Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 9:36 am | Permalink
  4. Scott wrote:

    Thanks, Anna! More of a mind-twister, maybe.

    Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 12:49 pm | Permalink

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