Flak for Flack

A few weeks ago, I discovered that “flack” and “flak” mean completely different things and felt embarrassed about not having made the distinction before.  Today, I discovered that I’m not the only orthographically challenged idiot walking around with a college diploma.  Kelly Killoren Bensimon, who has an English degree from Columbia University’s School of General Studies, made a similar error in her BravoTV blog this week:

I got a lot of flack for wanting to know the facts about a charity in Season 2. But as you can see, if you don’t know what you are talking about (or are in it to get your own name out) — less is more.

Now, if she had read my 6 Tidbits of Info, she would have known to use “flak” instead of “flack.”  But I guess she has a life and is too busy to read pedantic discourses written by unemployed bloggers or something.

About awesomebitch

Intolerant, elitist, and awesome.
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2 Responses to Flak for Flack

  1. Jonathan van Belle says:

    “I guess she has a life and is too busy to read pedantic discourses written by unemployed bloggers or something.” — You.

    So, your readership is meant to infer…?

  2. awesomebitch says:

    My readership is meant to infer that unless they are ex-models formerly married to famous photographers whose cadre of ex-wives includes Elle MacPherson, they have no excuse for not reading said pedantic discourses.

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