broach vs brooch : Common Errors in English

About broach vs brooch

A decorative pin is a “brooch” even though it sounds like “broach”—a quite different word. Although some dictionaries now accept the latter spelling for jewelry, you risk looking ignorant to many readers if you use it.

broach Meaning(s)

  • (v) bring up a topic for discussion
  • (n) a decorative pin worn by women

brooch Meaning(s)

  • (n) a decorative pin worn by women
  • (v) fasten with or as if with a brooch

broach in News

  1. Chat live with East Jefferson reporters about hospitals, performing arts center and more

    Join us on Friday, June 14, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., when NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune staffers Manuel Torres and Drew Broach will be online to answer questions and talk to readers about what's happening in Jefferson Parish.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune

  2. How to talk about money before saying 'I do'

    While many engaged couples are able to hash out which photographer to use at the ceremony and who to sit Aunt Edna next to at the reception, they can't seem to broach the topic of their finances -- a discussion that could make or break their marriage.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: CNN Money

brooch in News

  • Wearable art on exhibit at Racine Arts Council ArtSpace Gallery

    RACINE — “Brooch Show,” a juried exhibit of wearable art, will open with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 5, at the Racine Arts Council ArtSpace Gallery, 316 Sixth St. Awards will be announced at 7:30 p.m. The exhibit continues through Aug. 24.
    on July 1, 2013 Source: The Journal Times

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