Tuesday 23 September 2014

Five Commonly Misused or Misspelled Words Beginning With The Letter K. #GrowYourVocab

5 Words Beginning With the Letter "K" That Are Commonly Misused, Confused or Misspelled.

This post was brought to you by the letter "K". 

Knave: "An unprincipled, crafty fellow, Dishonest man, rogue".

Kudos: "Acclaim or praise for exceptional achievement." Interesting Note: Kudos is the singular form of the word although many mistakenly use it as a plural form. 

Kitsch: "Excessively garish or sentimental art, usually considered in bad taste".

Karat: "US and Canadian measure of the proportion of gold in a alloy, expressed as the number of parts of gold in 24 parts of the alloy. Also spelled Carat in Britain and certain other countries."
Carat: "A measurement of the weight of precious stones esp. diamonds. International Carat is 0.20 grams."
Caret: "A proofreading symbol (^) used to indicate where something is to be inserted in a line of printed or written matter."
Carrot: A plant, that "the usually tapering elongate, fleshy orange root of this plant, is eaten raw or cooked".

Kernel vs Colonel: A kernel is "a grain or seed, as a cereal grass enclosed in a husk" whereas a Colonel is a military rank that in the US and Canadian Forces is the highest rank of senior officer", but "junior to a Brigadier-General".  

Yep, just me Cathy thinking out loud about the letter "K".


  1. I got such a great laugh at this thinking of you as a character from sesame street.... like the guy with the trench coat selling letters..... Wanna buy a letter "K" hahaha. In all seriousness though, it's a great post as we take our vocabulary for granted and we still have so much to learn.

  2. The Kids were talking yesterday about "closed" and "clothes". Not quite right but close for four year olds.

    Besos, Sarah
    Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo

  3. Love the word kitsch! I am going to start using that quite frequently now, LOL!