Make A Snack
Figures Of Speech
A Lot Vs. Allot
A lot (meaning more than a few) is always two words. The phrase is often misspelled as alot. Allot is a verb that means to distribute by lot or shares.
Accept Vs. Except
Accept means to receive, or agree with; Except means to omit or to exempt. The two are commonly misused and often interchanged at little cost to standard usage.
Affect Vs. Effect
Affect & Effect are two highly misused and interchanged terms. As a verb affect means to influence. Effect as a verb means to cause but as a noun means result.
All Right Is Not Alright
All right is always two words. Alright is not a word, although like altogether and already it looks like is should be and spellchecks are strangely allowing it.
A bookworm is a slang term for someone who loves to read. Bookworms are sometimes also fast readers, and often have glasses or a scholarly look about them.
Brouhaha (Noun). An uproar, a hubbub, excited public event, turmoil, or social agitation. Usually over a minor incident.
Cattywampus is a slang adjective which means unorganized, disorderly, uneven, out of whack, slightly off, ajar, askew, not going according to plan, or chaotic.
A compliment sandwich is disapproval smashed in-between two compliments. Really it's just sugar coated criticism, but it does help to lighten the blow.
A crepuscular animal is mostly active during twilight, which is at both dusk and dawn. House cats, bats, bears & ocelots are an examples of crepuscular animals.
Em Dash Vs En Dash
An em dash is slightly longer than an en dash and both are longer than any old hyphen or minus symbol. Typically the em dash is used like a comma.