The beginning of the year seems to bring out in me a longing to know more about words. Perhaps it is my tendency when the weather is cold and the nights are dark to read more as I curl up by the fire with a good book and a nice glass of Idaho wine after work. Maybe it’s that my students are thinking more about word choice as we dig into persuasive writing. Whatever the cause, I have started several New Years off with columns on confusing words. Sticking with that theme, this month we are going to delve into D words. So sit back (maybe by a nice fire with a cozy beverage) and prepare to be dazzled as we dig into an array of confusing word pairs that all begin with D. [excerpt
Tenielle Fordyce-Ruff, Confusing Word Pairs III: D Words, 58 Advocate 52, 63 (2015).