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May 25, 2011

Amiss and Remiss ... close but not the same

At a seminar last week, the speaker said " I would be AMISS if I didn't mention....". Something sounded AMISS, and we did not want to be REMISS in excluding it from our blog. With further investigation, we can see how the mistake could be easily made as their meanings are somewhat similar.

AMISS - not quite right; inappropriate or out of place
                       There was something amiss in the classroom.

REMISS - negligent or careless; slow in performing one's duties
                   As writing tip bloggers, we would be remiss if we didn't clarify these differences for our readers


  1. I felt there was something amiss in the comment section so I am compelled to say I would be remiss if I didn't thank you for this helpful tip!

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