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Will You Get Drunk on “Whiskey” or “Whisky” This Holiday Season?

I have returned from a week in Washington DC ready to use more right words.

Although I visited DC, I actually stayed outside the city, in National Harbor, Md. Near my condo was a tasting room, announcing it had “whiskies and wine” available.

I stayed away for several reasons. One, I don’t drink. Two, I don’t have the money to spend on something I don’t do. Three, the word whiskies was misspelled, and I believe that one spelling mistake damages your credibility. If you misspell a word on a résumé, the resume’s destination is File 13, the Round File or the Circular File. So why would I want to patronize an establishment that doesn’t know how to spell what it serves?

The correct word is whiskey. Its plural is whiskeys. Sometimes, you might see whisky. That is only to be used with “scotch.”

When you drink, drink responsibly. When you spell, spell correctly.

Until next time! Use the right words!


May 4, 2015 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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