Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Editing for Grammarphobes: A Wednesday Quickie

I haven't done a grammar post in awhile, so here is a quickie courtesy of Sue Sommer's wonderful book, The Bugaboo Review.

wanton/wonton


Wanton is an adjective meaning "lewd or immoral."


Wonton is a delicious kind of stuffed Chinese noodle.



6 comments:

Unpublished Life said...

Hmmmm ... I do have a wanton lust for wontons! :)

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Beverly Diehl said...

No fair, a tip that makes us hungry!

Anonymous said...

Oh! Wanton was used in Hamlet, without a footnote, and now it makes much more sense. Of course I didn't think Shakespeare meant the noodle, but I was wondering.

~Chelsea

Karen Wojcik Berner said...

Very nice, Unpublished Life. :)

Bev, what can I say?

LOL, Chelsea. :)

Jayne said...

And then, there are the wanton wontons. You want to be careful of those. They can be very spicy. ;)

Karen Wojcik Berner said...

Well played, Jayne. :)