Today, we'll be considering some words used interchangeably that are wrong. Really, I cringe when I hear people say them and for the next couple of weeks, we would trash them.
1. Bowl and bowel.
Bowl is a round deep dish used for food or liquid.
Bowel is the part of the alimentary canal below the stomach ie the intestine.
Please there is nothing like Pass me the bowel, the correct form is pass me the bowl.
2. Afford and avoid.
Now I don't know whether it is due to mother tongue interference that people use afford for avoid but for the purpose of clarity, note that they mean different things.
Afford: To manage or bear without disadvantage or risk to one self (the context I'm referring to).
Avoid: To keep away from or stop one self from doing something.
So saying "I cannot avoid to lose" is wrong, the correct form is "I cannot afford to lose".
3. Feasible and visible.
*rubs palms together* This one though!!
Feasible means something likely or probable.
Visible means able to be seen or understood.
This error is mostly made by yoruba people (no offence oh) and it grates on my ears when people say "it is not visible to fix a meeting for 6am" when they mean feasible.
That's it for today lovelies. Hope we learnt something new??
Till our next class, Besos.