Tuesday, December 9, 2008

confession # 19 - what's the word?

When titling the last post, I didn't want to use the word "activities".

But, I didn't know if it was "pass times" or "past times".

Which one is correct?

(This reminds me of the birthday card Sarah sent me a few years back. On the front two old ladies are sitting on a park bench and it one asks, "Is it buck naked or butt naked?")


Dawn S. said...

pas·time (pās'tīm') Pronunciation Key
n. An activity that occupies one's spare time pleasantly: Sailing is her favorite pastime.

Main Entry: buck naked
Part of Speech: adj
Definition: completely naked; also written buck-naked

Love ya!

Jenna said...

thanks, dawn! PASTIME. perfect. it was NEITHER option. i'm feeling brilliant.

(but, I knew it was "buck" naked...i'm not THAT far from being a rocket scientist!!!)

Sarah said...

I still feel pretty strongly that it is buck naked. It would make more sense for it to be "butt"...I've just always heard "buck." By far, still the funniest card I've ever found.

Greta said...

Very informative...and good to know about "pastime".

Here's another one I've seen confused.
Intents and purposes, mis-spelled as intensive purposes. Haha! Gives it a whole new meaning, right?