humanity : Common Errors in English

About humanity

When in 1937 radio reporter Herb Morrison saw the airship Hindenberg bust into flames, blurted “Oh, the humanity!” meaning something like “what terrible human suffering!” Writers who use this phrase today—usually jokingly—are referring back to this famous incident. Just be aware of this context if you’re tempted to use the word “humanity” in this way yourself.

humanity Meaning(s)

  • (n) the quality of being humane
  • (n) the quality of being human
  • (n) all of the living human inhabitants of the earth

humanity in News

  1. Berkshire Habitat for Humanity to buy, run Pittsfield's Westside Neighbohood Resource Center

    PITTSFIELD -- The City Council has approved the transfer of the Westside Neighborhood Resource Center building on Columbus Avenue to Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity -- a move lauded by members of key tenant organizations.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Berkshire Eagle

  2. Habitat for Humanity to open thrift shop

    Cumberland County Habitat for Humanity plans to open a thrift store, offering goods at discounted rates to low-income families in the community.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Daily Journal

  3. Habitat for Humanity Interview

    A Habitat for Humanity crew was supposed to break ground on a lot in York New Salem this August. They were going to build a handicap accessible home for a mom of two, one of the whom is severely disabled. …
    on June 12, 2013 Source: FOX 43 Harrisburg

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