It's tolerance not toleration

(4 Posts)
PuddingAndHotMilk Mon 16-Sep-13 14:02:53

Just that really.

I've heard 2 news reports in the last 24 hours about women wearing niqab and in both they talked about 'toleration'.

It makes my teeth itch. Is it just me?

SconeRhymesWithGone Mon 16-Sep-13 15:53:49

"Toleration" is a word. It seems they are using it correctly in the context you mention.

grammarist.com/usage/tolerance-toleration/

sprachgefuhl.blogspot.com/2011/06/tolerance-toleration.html

TallulahBetty Mon 16-Sep-13 16:11:58

Similar but I cringe when people say "inducement" when they mean induction.

PuddingAndHotMilk Mon 16-Sep-13 16:32:17

Scone, thanks. I do live and learn smile

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