Gee, I Didn’t Know That

February 17, 2017

While preparing a new post a little while ago I came to the point where I had to decide which of two words would I wanted to use to make my point. So, like any person who would want their readers to see ideas expressed as succinctly as possible I looked it up. Well, I actually “googled it”, which in this digital age produces the same result.

Much to my surprise, there was no difference, degree of sameness or better of the two words to use. I had long thought one of these two words would be the correct one in the sense that I wanted to use it. Lo and behold, one of those two words in my vocabulary does not even exist in the English language.

Of the two words, “input” and “imput”, imput is not a word at all. The Google search of the two words together led me to the opinion that the “m and p” together are easier to say than “n and p”, something about “m and p” being similarly made sounds by both lips. There is a word for that but if you are interested enough I think you can take the time to look it up yourself. You can impute, you can impugn, you can be impure, but you can not imput, you can only input.

I guess you can teach an old dog new syntax.

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