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Is the a slither/ sliver thread already?

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SpartacusJnr Tue 12-Jun-18 16:41:22

I keep reading about slithers of cake/cheese etc. angry

SpartacusJnr Tue 12-Jun-18 22:13:24

* Is there

Ffs nice start in pendants corner. 🙈

MarklahMarklah Tue 12-Jun-18 22:19:00

I have come across this error in published work quite recently. I was very surprised the editor didn't pick it up.
I don't know how people can confuse the two words, they've got completely different meanings.

Flashinggreen Tue 12-Jun-18 22:27:12

This is my DH’s favourite, is forever pointing it out when people get it wrong.

NorthEndGal Tue 12-Jun-18 22:30:36

Slither = what a snake does
Sliver = a small amount

No fucking idea why people mix them up, but I've been seeing it on MN more often .

alpaca44 Tue 12-Jun-18 22:41:38

I’ve always said ‘slither’....
Just checked on Oxford Dictionary Online and ‘slither’ is a noun (an informal word meaning a sliver!).
So we can use either!

SpartacusJnr Wed 13-Jun-18 08:01:30

does informal mean lots of people say it wrong, so it's added to the dictionary? wink

alpaca44 Wed 13-Jun-18 08:52:05

Haha probably!

DadDadDad Wed 13-Jun-18 10:14:13

Does the cake slither when it is really moist? <Word aversion triggered>

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