Judy Hagey

Nonfiction Editor ~ Freelance Writer

Vice or vise versa?

Spotted in the local Home Depot:

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For the record, a vice is a moral fault or failing – a bad habit. Definitions of vice range from a trivial foible or character flaw to the illegal – gambling, drug dealing, prostitution. I suppose the workbench might be useful for some of those activities.

But I think the term the copywriter meant (should have) used is vise  – a tool used for clamping or gripping.

2011-06-01 00.10.42Somebody's proofreader should get a grip – on a dictionary.

 

 

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