Wednesday, November 4, 2009

English is a funny language

Just changing a single word can totally alter the meaning of a sentence.  As an example of what I mean, be careful of the usage of gloves versus mittens.  Gloves can be used as a noun.  Mittens can be used as a verb and a noun.  Let me explain.

If you refer to milking gloves, this is what you mean. So you might expect that milking mittens refers to something similar.  It actually refers to this.
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1 comment:

sassy said...

Milking those mittens, good catch.