Sunday, July 30, 2006

Today's English lesson

From Common Errors in English:

Whet Your Appetite

It's natural to think of your mouth watering when you're hungry, hence the phrase "wet your appetite" -- but you'd be incorrect. The word isn't "wet", it's whet, which is the same word you use when you're sharpening a knife... so you whet your appetite, meaning you sharpen or hone it to get ready to eat something particularly delectable.

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