Home in, of course! Just like you might want to home
in on these banana butterscotch loaves cooling on the stove!
Hone means to sharpen and improve.
To home in on something means to get closer,
like a homing pigeon!
When I recently saw a list of common phrases that people
often say incorrectly, it was there! source
The first phrase is incorrect and the second one is the
proper way to say it. The first half of the list
was posted yesterday, here.
- Aks vs. Ask. You don't aks/axe for things. You ask for them.
- What's your guyses opinion vs. What's your opinion, guys? I've heard this one a few times and it seems very awkward saying it the incorrect way...at least to me. This phrase would be from the north and I suppose it would be y'allses vs. y'all in the south!
- Momento vs. Memento. Momento isn't a word. Memento is a keepsake.
- Irregardless vs. Regardless. Regardless means without regard. Putting an IR at the beginning makes the word a double negative. I had to laugh. The incorrect one is so common, my auto correct didn't even blink when I typed it.
- Sorta vs. Sort of. Lazy pronunciation obviously started this one! My auto correct thought this one was ok, too!
- Conversating vs. Conversing. I have never even heard this incorrect one!
- Scotch free vs. Scot free. And no, it isn't Scott free, either!
- I made a 360 degree change in my life vs. I made a 180 degree change in my life. If you made a 360 degree change, it would be no change at all. 180 degree would be a complete change to the opposite.
- Curl up in a feeble position vs. Curl up in a fetal position. I totally cracked up at this one. I'm glad I've never heard someone say it where I had to keep a straight face!
- Brother in laws vs. Brothers in law. This is a little bit like the guyses and guys.
So, how did you do?
I'm guilty of #3! ha.
And if you want the bread recipe, just put the
title in the search box. I've posted it before. :)