Maybe it’s the Teenage Boy in Me…Oh Wait, I Don’t Have one of Those.

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I only say this because the first thing I think of when I see the word “ensure” is a drink for the elderly. I guess a teenage boy’s mind would be further in the gutter than that but I am disappointed in myself because I am a writer and I don’t think that is the first thing that should come to mind for a writer…or is it…maybe it is…hmm…

I did not know we had a problem using these words, and I shouldn’t say “we” because I never have. Do people really confuse these words?…Scratch that and replace with- does the New York Times really misuse these words? I found that particularly disturbing, but maybe I should find it comforting. If the New York times still makes mistakes, that makes all of my mistakes forgivable and I am always down with that.

For those of you who do manage to struggle with this one, first of all congratulations! and second- here is the school class link:

http://www.writersdigest.com/online-editor/ensure-vs-insure?et_mid=643296&rid=239109449

About Katie Thayne, Author

Katie Thayne (that's me, kind of, seeing as how Katie Thayne is a pen name) is an up and coming author (or so I'd like to think). I have just released my first book, Ms. Impractical Pants, and am currently working on its sequel. I don't have a name for that one yet, so let's just call it Sequel for now. If I'm not working on Sequel, I'm scratching down ideas for the other half dozen or so book ideas swirling around in my brain. Okay, that's a lie, I don't write them down as much as I should, but I still think them, so that should count for something, right? I live in beautiful Moab, Utah and when I'm not writing- on second thought, I won't go there. Let's pretend I sit in a quite office hunched over a keyboard and do nothing but write. The most important thing to know about me, is just because I write doesn't mean I can punctuate. That's why I have an editor- but not for this blogging stuff. Editors ain't cheap and I'm not J.K. Rowling...yet. But I hope that won't keep you from reading my blog.

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