So, time to own up. We are nothing in the Grand Duchy of Stollen if not brutally honest and forthcoming about our faults. Let me assure those of you Stollen regulars who notice such things that I do know the difference between these two words. Even worse, this is a point I hammer into my writing students during the school year!
I figure that one of three things has happened in each case. Either I have been too hasty in typing my posts and have typed one when I meant the other, or I’ve depended too heavily on spell-check, which will sometimes change a misspelled word to another one that’s close to it, not necessarily the one you intended. Or, three, I need to beef up my editing skills before “pasting” (not “passeding”) an entry into the blog. Grumble, grumble, grumble. . .
We now return you to your regularly scheduled program