I don 't remember the reason for my doing so, Osso.
I don't believe that I had u specificly in mind, tho (probably not).
Wed 15 Feb, 2012 11:55 pm
"Hone in" is incorrect, particularly in written English. Its' origins are mainly due to the weakening of the 'm' sound. Many of those who defend it do so simply because they have made the mistake themselves. (No need to be defensive just because you've made the same mistake. Hey, most Aussies still think and entree is an appetizer.)
Thu 16 Feb, 2012 03:22 am
I've only ever heard (or used) "home in on".
Fri 17 Feb, 2012 05:08 am
These near- homophones happen quite frequently in speech.
I wrote to the BBC once because one of their journalists kept writing "to wet your appetites".
For southern English speakers at least, it sound the same as "whet", but it's an annoying mistake.
We've had fun like this since before Dickens' time.