Even as a seasoned writer, I’m not immune to making simple but stupid mistakes. Take the word “jive” for instance …
Ever since I was kicking the slats out of my crib, I thought it meant “to agree with, to be in harmony.” But nnnnnnnnoooooo.
Jive is a language immortalized by the movie Airplane. The word that I should have been using was “jibe.”
Here’s the thing, the English language is full of pitfalls — simple errors that can alienate readers, turn off subscribers, and annoy buyers.