Friday 7 February 2014

Grow Your #Vocabulary: This post has been brought to you by the Letter F

Three sets of words commonly misused and confused, and BONUS, a definition too! 

Farther: To or at a more distant or remote point. To or at a more advanced point or stage.
Further: More distant in degree, time, or space. Additional. To a greater extent.

Font: A complete set of type of one size and face.
Typeface: The size or style of the letter or character on a block of type. The full range of the same design.

Feint: A deceptive action calculated to divert attention from ones real purpose.
Faint: Lacking clarity, brightness, volume. Lacking conviction or force. Feeling dizzy or weak as if about to lose consciousness.

Factoid: A piece of unverified or inaccurate information that is presented in the press as factual, often as part of a publicity effort, and that is then accepted as true because of frequent repetition.

Yep, just me Cathy thinking out loud about the letter "F".
Definitions via The Free Dictionary.


  1. I didn't actually know that's what factoid stood for. Not much factual about that.

  2. Oooooh, Font vs Typeface... nice!

    Thanks for the education *winks*.