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I moved from NYC to LA in October, 2003. And though I still think NYC is the greatest city in the world, I'm truly loving life here in the City of Angels. I'm a writer, reader, and occasional picture-taker.

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Another Common Error

"Bemused" is not a more stylish and cool way of saying "amused." Bemused means confused or bewildered, so if you're bemused you are probably not amused!

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Blogger Matt Waggoner said...

Well, if enough people use it that way, it'll come to mean that. :) For my part, I can only ever remember seeing it (mis-, I guess) used to mean "amused" with a connotation of patronization or superiority. The heathens are taking over!

6:36 PM  
Blogger Fun Joel said...

Well, I guess all I can say is, check the dictionary! ;-)

6:40 PM  

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