Thursday, July 15, 2010


In the past three days I have encountered as many instances of the poor use of affect/effect. It's a bad trend I have recently seen where it appears that editors are allowing spellcheck to do all of their work for them.

Causes have effects.

Escapes are effected.

Accents are effected.

Change is effected.

In general, affect is a verb and effect is a noun. The above are the exceptions.

I doubt if this will have any sort of palpable effect.

Now with that our of my system, I'm going to enjoy my desert. ;-)

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