Grin and bare it vs. Grin and bear it
Wrong: Sometimes you just have to grin and bare it.
Right: Sometimes you just have to grin and bear it.
The verb bear has a number of meanings, including to hold up under stress. The expression grin and bear it, then means to endure with a smile on one’s face. It is akin to whistle while you work, in the sense that a smile or whistle theoretically makes difficulties easier to tolerate. The sound-alike grin and bare it evokes images of someone wearing a broad smile while streaking.
E-mail vs. Email
Right: Send me an e-mail.
Right: Send me an email.
So, which is correct, e-mail or email?
So, which is correct, e-mail or email?Over time, on-line has shortened to online and World Wide Web site has contracted to Web site, web site, and even website. Similarly, E-mail and e-mail are undergoing a contraction to email. Currently all forms are acceptable.
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