This week, just to clarify:
Formerly: It used to be. For example, I was formerly called Jeanne T. before I got married and became Jeanne G.
Formally: In a formal manner, in the official way. NYC is formally called New York City.
St. Paddy: Short for St. Patrick. Paddy is a man’s name. St. Paddy’s day is March 17.
Allot: To give a certain amount. I allot carrots to my bunnies.
A lot: A large amount. My bunnies like a lot of carrots.
Heard: Past tense of hear. I heard my cat meowing.
Herd: A large group of animals or the action of getting them into a group. I am glad I don’t have to try to herd cats.
Eucharistic Minister: A priest.
Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion: A layperson deputized by a priest to assist in distributing Holy Communion.
Tick: A nasty little arachnid that burrows under the skin.
Tic: An involuntary movement. I develop one when I read some of these errors.
Frances: Usually a woman’s name.
Francis: Usually a man’s name.
Viva il Papa!
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