deep-seeded vs deep-seated : Common Errors in English

About deep-seeded vs deep-seated

Those who pine for the oral cultures of Ye Olden Dayes can rejoice as we enter an era where many people are unfamiliar with common expressions in print and know them only by hearsay.* The result is mistakes like “deep seeded.” The expression has nothing to do with a feeling being planted deep within one, but instead refers to its being seated firmly within one’s breast: “My aversion to anchovies is deep-seated.” Compounding their error, most people who misuse this phrase leave the hyphen out. Tennis players may be seeded, but not feelings.Br>*The notion that English should be spelled as it is pronounced is widespread, but history is against the reformers in most cases. Pronunciation is often a poor guide to spelling. The veneration of certain political movements for the teaching of reading through phonics is nicely caricatured by a t-shirt slogan I’ve seen: “Hukt awn fonix.”

deep-seated Meaning(s)

  • (s) (used especially of ideas or principles) deeply rooted; firmly fixed or held

deep-seeded in News

  • Houk selected as Women's Caring Program CEO

    ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Women's Caring Program announced today that Emily Houk will be serving as the organization's chief executive officer.  "Emily has a deep-seeded commitment to educating policy makers, businesses, foundations and individuals about the critical importance of early care and learning for children from low-income families," said Rachele Downs ...
    on June 18, 2013 Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! News

deep-seated in News

  1. Strong Tours Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of

    Humans are curious creatures. We like to see how things work, and we want to know what makes things tick — we have a deep-seated desire to make a connection with our environment by understanding the process of creation.
    on June 10, 2013 Source: Manufacturing.net

  2. Red, white, but is Uncle Sam true blue?

    Red, white, but is Uncle Sam true blue? Times Union Copyright 2013 Times Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 9:55 pm, Friday, June 7, 2013 While Popik's efforts attempt to rain on the festivities, local historians and protectors of the city's deep-seated Uncle Sam link believe that Popik is all wet. Wilson was a 19th ...
    on June 8, 2013 Source: Albany Times Union

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