March 07, 2011

Purchasing insurance for the family.

Oh, JAB Recreational Products, Inc., your wooden sleds are lovely, but I hardly think you're in the business of insurance. Perhaps you should ensure that you're using the proper words on your products before you get yourself into trouble.


Matt, Kara, Hunter and Cavan said...

hehehe I am sure Megan will enjoy this one!

Nemmy said...

Like! :D

Opa said...

There's the generation gap for you. Quote:


It's an interesting pair, because sometimes insure & ensure have different meanings, and sometimes they can be interchanged.

Again from the OED, insure was originally used in all senses; now it's established as the spelling that involves getting insurance, and is 'fairly common' in some other senses.

In my young days I frequently saw them used interchangeably. Is it a coincidence that OED stands for "Old English Dictionary"?

Meandering Michael said...

"Your" and "you're" are used interchangeably by many people, too.