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He “Pored” Over the Pitcher He Was About to “Pour”

When I see pore and pour misused, it’s that somebody poured over his books because he was studying for finals.

I ask, What did he pour? If it’s water, that will wet the books. If it’s Kool-Aid, I’d wonder how much he had drunk.

Of course, the correct usage is pore, which in this case means to gaze intently or steadily; pour means to flow in a continuous stream.

If you misuse these words, go wash out your pores, meaning minute openings in an animal or plant.

Until next time! Use the right words!


November 7, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , ,

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