Flout versus flaunt
Posted: 10 May 2019 03:53 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Merriam Webster informs:

If you treat a convention with disdain you are flouting it. If you make an ostentatious display of something then you are flaunting it. So why is this a problem? Mainly because people seem to have the habit of using flaunt to mean flout.

It’s part of the problem; the other problem is that some people are too lazy to look up these words in the dictionary to understand the elementary distinction.

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Posted: 10 May 2019 08:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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We’ve done this one before.

http://www.wordorigins.org/index.php/forums/viewthread/5433/

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Posted: 10 May 2019 09:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Oecolampadius - 10 May 2019 08:54 PM

We’ve done this one before.

http://www.wordorigins.org/index.php/forums/viewthread/5433/

My apologies; I always verify with Big List; I should have also done a search before posting.  I just witnessed the misuse of flaunt and was too impetuous to comment on it.

I’m ashamed to admit that I also participated in those past threads.

[ Edited: 10 May 2019 10:11 PM by Logophile ]
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