Have you ever come across a sentence similar to the following:

  • This idea was a perfect segway into the candle lighting sequence
  • … allowed the collection to seamlessly segway into shining bronze-gold silhouettes

They’re actually incorrect. Here’s why:


Segway is a brand name for a two-wheeled vehicle. You might have seen one before:

Four men riding Segways on a cobblestone walkway


If you want to use a word that describes a smooth transition, then the word you’re looking for is actually “segue”. It’s easy to see why some people pick the former: it’s more phonetic.

But now you know.

About Kim Siever

I am a copywriter and copyeditor. I blog on writing tips mostly, but I sometimes throw in my thoughts about running a small business. Follow me on Twitter at @hotpepper.

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