bouyant vs buoyant : Common Errors in English

About bouyant vs buoyant

Buoys are buoyant. In the older pronunciation of “buoyant” as “bwoyant” this unusual spelling made more sense. Now that the pronunciation has shifted to “boyant” we have to keep reminding ourselves that the U comes before the O. The root noun, however, though often pronounced “boy” is more traditionally pronounced “BOO-ee.”

buoyant Meaning(s)

  • (s) characterized by liveliness and lightheartedness
  • (s) tending to float on a liquid or rise in air or gas

buoyant in News

  1. Paffett is making Mercedes-Benz happy - victory at Lausitzring

    Klettwitz - With a dominant lights-to-flag victory for Brit Gary Paffett at Lausitzring, Mercedes-Benz makes a strong comeback in the battle for the DTM title. After 52 laps, the 2005 DTM champion crossed the finish line as the buoyant winner and already collected the winner’s trophy for the 20th time in the DTM. In the drivers’ standings, Paffett moved up to third place behind Bruno ... Keep ...
    on June 16, 2013 Source: Motorsport.com

  2. Japanese Market Up Sharply

    The Japanese stock market opened on a buoyant note on Friday with the overnight strong close on Wall Street on some upbeat economic data triggering hectic buying across the board. The greenback's surge against the yen and hectic bargain hunting after the previous session's terrible setback too contributed to the rousing start.
    on June 14, 2013 Source: RTT News

  3. Socceroos manager Holger Osieck says ‘women should shut up in public’ at press conference

    Feeling buoyant after Australia's resplendent 4-0 win over Jordan on Tuesday — which leaves the Socceroos three points away from automatic qualification to next year's World Cup Finals — manager Holger Osieck decided to treat journalists at a post-match press … Continue reading ?
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Dirty Tackle via Yahoo! Sports

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