‘im vs. ‘em
Wrong: They’re inside. Don’t let ‘im get away.
Right: They’re inside. Don’t let ‘em get away.
Right: He’s inside. Don’t let ‘im get away.
The contraction ‘im is short for “him,” while ‘em is short for “them.” It shouldn’t be hard to keep ‘em straight.
Risky vs. Risqué
Wrong: I love those risky poses.
Right: I love those risqué poses.
Risky means hazardous, while risqué mean racy or suggestive of sexual impropriety. Of course, the two terms aren’t mutually exclusive. A topless dancer, for example, may be engaging in behavior that is both risqué and risky.
More next time. See ya!