risky vs risquÉ : Common Errors in English

About risky vs risquÉ

People unfamiliar with the French-derived word “risqué” (‘slightlyindecent”) often write “risky” by mistake. Bungee-jumping is risky, butnude bungee-jumping is risqué.

risky Meaning(s)

  • (s) involving risk or danger
  • (s) not financially safe or secure

risquÉ Meaning(s)

  • (s) suggestive of sexual impropriety

risky in News

  1. Voice-operated dashboard technology still risky

    Voice-operated dashboard technology still risky Associated Press Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 12:27 pm, Wednesday, June 12, 2013 WASHINGTON (AP) — Dashboard technology that lets drivers text and email with voice commands — marketed as a safer alternative — actually is more distracting ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Beaumont Enterprise

  2. How Risky Is Hiring Jason Kidd, Who Has No Coaching Experience?

    Jason Kidd. The Nets are reportedly on the verge of hiring Jason Kidd to become their next head coach. Kidd, as you may remember, was an active NBA player as of, like, two weeks ago and, to the best of our knowledge, hasn't managed to accumulate any coaching experience in the nine days since he retired . It would be a risky move, if the Nets ultimately do hire Kidd: Jeff Van Gundy told a Dallas ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: New York Magazine

  3. AAA: Car voice activation risky

    AAA, the nation's largest motor organization with more than 53 million members, wants the auto industry to rethink its mushrooming number of voice-activated technologies, citing a study suggesting those applications are risky to motorists.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Detroit News

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