This is part of the difference between series.

I’ve heard some people confusing the words discusting and disgusting. Here’s the difference between the two.

Discusting

Discusting is a misspelling of disgusting. It’s easy to see why people misspell it because disgusting sounds like discusting; the hard G sound sounds like a hard C sound.

Disgusting

Disgusting, on the other hand, is the act or state of causing disgust.

I woke up covered in baby puke; it was disgusting.

Memory tip: If you have a hard time remembering how to spell disgusting, just remember that disgusting and gross both contain a G and both mean the same thing.

Which words do you confuse? Let me know in the comments below.

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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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