Have you got a Troublesome Pair?

03 Oct

DictionariesIs there a troublesome pair of words in your life that you constantly mix up, or have you encountered a terrible twosome?

Suggest a brand new pair for me to write about that I haven’t already covered (do see the index for the ones I’ve done so far) and I’ll include your name (and a link, if you’d like*) on the post when it’s published.

I’m looking forward to hearing about your favourites … pop a comment on here and do share, too!

Index to the Troublesome Pairs so far.


* inclusion of links is at my discretion: if I find the link you give me is to a fake goods sales site or pharmaceuticals etc., I reserve the right to remove it from your comment and not post it in the article)


Posted by on October 3, 2013 in Troublesome pairs



9 responses to “Have you got a Troublesome Pair?

  1. Chris

    October 5, 2013 at 9:53 am

    Sleight or slight? Both may be worth adding to your list.


    • Liz at Libro

      October 7, 2013 at 9:20 am

      Aha – that’s a good one and I will indeed add it! What link would you like me to add when I mention you as inspiring this one?


  2. Brendano

    October 9, 2013 at 1:45 pm



  3. Graham

    February 10, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    People often get formally/formerly mixed up, even though they probably (surely?) never confuse formal with former. Case in point:


    • Liz at Libro

      February 11, 2014 at 1:38 pm

      Thanks, Graham – that’s a good one and I’ll add it to the list!


  4. Erin Tobin

    March 8, 2020 at 7:52 pm

    I’m not sure if you’re still wanting these but I get really annoyed when people mix up Artisan with Artesian.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Liz Dexter

      March 9, 2020 at 7:32 am

      I’ve got bad at writing them up but that’s an interesting one – not one I’ve seen but I’m always open to suggestions!



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