Philip Newton (pne) wrote,
Philip Newton
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Pet peeve: "continuously"

That’s twice so far today that I’ve encountered “continuously” used where “continually” is what I would expect. And it really irks me.

I suppose part of it is that my father drilled the difference into me when I was young.

On an unrelated note, whenever I see the term “crushed ice”, I have to think for a moment… because the misspelling “crashed ice” is common enough in Germany that I keep checking each occurrence of the term to see whether it’s right, and now even the correctly-spelled version looks wrong!

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