Center Around

The lecture will center around the economy. Make it "center on." The language scholar Wilson Follett calls center around a "geometrically senseless expression." This nonsensical turn of phrase results from scrambling center on and revolve around. Because those idioms are roughly synonymous, if you use them both enough, they merge in the mind.


Confusing Words and Homonyms

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