[LMB] OT: More words that I HATE!!

Rebecca Price becca7108 at gmail.com
Mon Sep 21 19:18:15 BST 2020


anyone "peering at the book" makes me think they need new glasses.

On Mon, Sep 21, 2020 at 2:14 PM Katherine Collett <kcollett at hamilton.edu> wrote:
>
> On Sep 21, 2020, at 1:59 PM, Zan Lynx <zlynx at acm.org> wrote:
> >
> > A similar phrase that isn't actually wrong, but sort of bugs me is "I spent all night peering over the books."
> >
> > "Peering" works to describe looking at hard to read books. But I'd like "poring" better.
>
> Well, you could be peering _at_ the books -- but peering _over_ the books implies that you're actually looking at ... the cat? the assassin advancing through the door? your spouse interrupting your reading?  _something_ other than the books, anyway.
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> Katherine
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