Posts tagged ‘Enormity’

June 10, 2011

Top 10 Misused English Words

by Vince
Listverse has a great (and informative) list:
8 -Enormity

George H. W. Bush, President Of The United States, Official Portrait

“Enormity” means “extreme evil”, but it’s often used to mean “enormousness”. US President, George HW Bush missed this one when he said after being elected that he “Couldn’t believe the enormity of the situation.” A perfect example of irony (which, in the context I have just used it, is correct).