Attention Word Nerds
This is great: Paul Brians' page of Common Errors in English
. My favourites include affluence/effluence
, and of course picaresque/picturesque
(“Picaresque” is a technical literary term you are unlikely to have a use for. It labels a sort of literature involving a picaro (Spanish), a lovable rogue who roams the land having colorful adventures. A landscape that looks as lovely as a picture is picturesque.
) Mmm, words.