Okay, kiddies, time for yet another chapter of “Fun with Homophones.”
No, not “homophobes,” but golly gee, those two words are similar, so I expect to see them used interchangably in the future, as well.
A cite is a reference to an authority. You know, like the word citation? Is it “sitation”? No.
Incorrect example: “Site, please?”
Correct example: “Cite, please?”
That wasn’t too hard, now, was it? So, if you are ever in doubt, get out your “All Natural Organic Home Electroconvulsive Therapy Kit” to jumpstart that lump of fatty tissue between your ears, and spend three seconds thinking about it before that uncomfortable tingling sensation fades and you’re back to gnawing on the mousepad while mashing out posts about your navel-lint collection.
A site is a place. Like a construction site. Or a work site. In today’s hip e-lingo, it’s a collection of web pages. A website. Not a “websight.”
If you use “sight” to refer to websites, you are either being unbearably cutesy, or you are inordinately stupid. Figure out which one you are, and then stop it. You sound like an unlettered baboon.
I hope today’s installment of “Fun with Homophones” has been edifying. Next week, “The apostrophe does not mean, ‘Here comes an s!’.”
*** Note: this post is in no way directed toward people who occasionally make typos. It is intended soley for the use of the genuinely confused.***