Struck by lightening




So we know:

Lightening – (noun): Changing to a lighter colour

Lightning – (noun): An abrupt, discontinuous natural electric discharge in the atmosphere.



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36 Responses to Struck by lightening

  1. I had a friend who was struck by lightening. A trip to the salon set her straight.

  2. She didn’t dye, did she?

  3. Zak says:

    Oh god this one always pisses me off! Even after I pointed it out, a coworker still used “lightening” to describe an antenna that absorbs lightning strikes! Argh!

  4. Russ Nickel says:

    Usually it’s the other way around and involves a tanning salon overdose.

  5. MichaelEdits says:

    I’ve been railing against this one for years. People are often struck by lightening but they are never struck by darkening.

  6. Paul Lamb says:

    I expected the patient to be floating near the ceiling.

  7. Rae says:

    Wait, “colour”? You’re British?!

  8. cgrymala says:

    Boy, I sure hope he doesn’t “loose” any more of his color (another common misuse that drives me batty).

  9. I do the same thing with British/American words. I always mix up grey and gray.

  10. I live in a country obsessed with skin whitening, so this amused me in so many ways. 😛
    (Personally, I like tan skin, especially when it’s natural.)

  11. Janhvi says:

    I never paid attention to this! thanks!

  12. I was shocked by the ending,

  13. The Waiting says:

    I’m sad to say that I never even knew there was a difference between the two! You learn something new every day.

  14. celebrationcentrenelson says:

    I’m another sad case. Now I am clear . Thanks! You brightened my day 🙂

  15. Paul Lamb says:

    I saw this very word misuse in a novel I started reading last night: Catching the Drift by A.M. Hartsock. Immediately thought of Boggleton Drive.

  16. MichaelEdits says:

    Many people in Thailand wish to be struck by lightening.

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