25 common words that I got wrong (or how my bad grammar is so nauseous, it’s making me and the people around me nauseated)

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Here’s a useful article from lifehack.org. I learned so much from this.

My favorite is item #20: plethora.

What you think it means: A lot of something.
What it really means: More than is needed.

Plethora simply means that there is more of something than is needed. For instance, you may think that 5,000 people is a plethora of people. However, when you put them into a hockey arena that seats 13,000 people, it’s actually less than half capacity and therefore not a plethora. If you had 13,500 people in that same arena, that would be a plethora of people.

Read on and weep.

http://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/25-common-words-that-youve-got-wrong.html

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