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Hoard and horde - Mixed messages and misused words from A to Z

Hoard and horde - Mixed messages and misused words from A to Z

How many holdings can a hearty horde hoard without risking a holdup? Raise your hand, if your head is spinning, right about now.
Many people, even seasoned writers, mix up hoard and horde. The distinction between these two words is rich in meaning.

A horde is a crowd, usually of people. Often, a horde may be hostile. 

A hoard, on the other hand, is an accumulation of booty, bounty, or other assets, Used as a verb, hoard refers to the process of collecting such a hoard.

Do you have it? Don’t hoard this knowledge. Hordes of others need to know.

Misused word pair
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  1. I hoid you, I hoid you! Nyuck nyuck nyuck.

  2. Your posts will be great for referencing later. Posts to hoard for the confused hordes!

  3. Love it! Sadly I know the difference because I have a hoard of stuff in my garage and I teach a horde of kids! LOL!

    The Other Side of the Equation

  4. There's nothing more confusing than misused language. I am going to suggest your blog to a few people I know :)
    Bhavya from the AtoZ Challenge blogging at Just Another Blog

  5. Just stopping by for the A-Z Challenge. Please check us out and sign up to follow if you like what you see. Juliet atCity Muse Country Muse

  6. Thanks for sharing with the hordes and not hoarding your wonderful wealth of knowledge when it comes to working with words. I am going to follow this blog for sure!

    Cattitude and Gratitude


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