Take the hint

The use of ‘infer’ for ‘imply’ frustrates me. Getting ‘disinterested’ wrong, for instance, is at least understandable, but this? It seems as ridiculous as mixing up ‘explain’ and ‘understand’, or ‘give’ and ‘receive’, or ‘headbutt’ and ‘suffer an untimely nasal collapse’.

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  • Hengist McStone  On April 6, 2011 at 7:06 am

    Ummm isn’t there supposed to be a hyperlink on the ‘but this’ advising us of the subject of the gripe? Or am I missing something ?

  • stroppyeditor  On April 12, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    No, “this” is just the use of infer for imply. I didn’t have a particular example or anything.

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