Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Word blindness

Pops and I were working a code word puzzle in the evening standard. It's one where I was being a bit risky with putting in the letters (feeling like sometimes I had to try it in order to move forward). One of the cross checks could have been SHAM or WHAM, with the word WHIM/SHIM/WHOM/SHOM. We eventually decided it had to be WHOM - a word neither of us knew but were pronouncing WOM. Only on looking it up in the dictionary did we realise this is that commonly used word whom

  1. 1.
    used instead of ‘who’ as the object of a verb or preposition.

We laughed at ourselves. 


la peregrina said...

(*smile*) I've done that, too.

Harriet (the fshlady) said...

We couldn't believe we could be that dense!