28 August 2012

Observing syntax failure

It's just a blip on a small screen in an elevator, I know. There is a "learn a new word" module, and it just looks bad when the people (or, the bots) who presume to teach you a word, misuse it themselves.

The word is distrait, and there on that tiny screen there was room for them both to correctly denote it as an adjective, and to furnish an "example" sentence which incorrectly used it as a noun.

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