Have mercy. I believe the poor soul meant his company is “insured.” I saw this landscaping company truck on the street, and it took me a minute to understand what “insuraced” meant.
There are other adjectives people say and write incorrectly all the time, and it has become widely accepted. With the exception of the last one, I was guilty of saying and writing these wrong, too, for many years:
- Complected – It should be complexioned, as in dark- or light-complexioned.
- Headed, describing hair – It should be haired, as in red-haired, NOT red-headed.
- Scotch-free – It should be Scot-free.
Are there adjectives you’ve heard people say or write incorrectly? If so, please share. I open the floor to you.
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Send me your typo images! Snap pictures and email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. They must be real pictures and not images in online links, as those might be doctored. I’m looking for The Real McCoy. Conceal the company’s identity if possible. No sweat if you can’t. I’ll hide the name before I post it. We’re not looking to embarrass, but to educate.