Two words that make me bananas – and not in a good way. I’m including these both here to save time, and because these are similarly misused words – due to their inadvertently doubled vowels – that both keep popping up everywhere I turn.
So! Snuggly vs Snugly. Anyone???
This nut is something that fits “snugly”:
This teddy bear, on the other hand, is kind of “snuggly”:
Well, okay, it isn’t really very snuggly. But it’s “Dydee Bear!” the official diaper-service mascot bear that my sister had as a baby.
This “data center knowledge” article is another example. Aww… it’s snuggly!
As for the other.
Shinny vs Shiny. Really, unacceptable.
These are shins:
To be fair, these, too, are shins:
And this is shinny:
An informal game of hockey, often played in the streets.
This ring is nice and shiny:
This is nice and shinny:
Neither does this one. ->
This hotel is really not “shinny and new”, however alpen-lovely it may be. But maybe a few tips for keeping your motorcycle looking “shinny and new” couldn’t hurt?
“Shinny and clean” silver, anybody?
Hmm… what a bright, shinny belt you are wearing today!
Okay, enough. I am beating a dead horse and we all get the point.
Here’s to a bright, shinny day, with maybe a bit of snuggly tossed in here and there.