While English is a flexible, ever-changing language, some things are just plain wrong. Often, we find them creeping into our documents or into everyday, mainstream communications.
Some words may sound the same, but, if you alter just one letter or two – they have a different meaning. It’s no wonder that we see these used incorrectly, even within mainstream news, media and print.
One of the great joys of the English language is the way in which twists of spelling or grammar can create humour, either on purpose or inadvertently. Here are some of our favourites which play on words for the sheer fun of it.
Ultimately, the English language has always belonged to the people. Evolving words, with competing spellings, are often a source of heated debate. How do you know which is the right one to use – and is there a ‘right one’?