rye vs wry : Common Errors in English

About rye vs wry

“Wry” means “bent, twisted.” Even if you don’t have a wry sense of humor you may crack a wry smile. No rye is involved.

rye Meaning(s)

  • (n) the seed of the cereal grass
  • (n) hardy annual cereal grass widely cultivated in northern Europe where its grain is the chief ingredient of black bread and in North America for forage and soil improvement
  • (n) whiskey distilled from rye or rye and malt

wry Meaning(s)

  • (s) humorously sarcastic or mocking
  • (s) bent to one side

rye in News

  1. Top Ranked Larchmont, Mamaroneck, Rye NY Real Estate Agent Launches New Website

    Pollena Forsman, a leading agent in the Sound Shore Market which includes Larchmont, Mamaroneck, Rye and Harrison, New York real estate, has just launched a new website. PollenaForsman.com is targeted towards prospective homebuyers and sellers in the region and provides comprehensive information on the housing market in the Sound Shore area. (PRWeb June 13, 2013) Read the full story at http ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: PRWeb

  2. Majority of Rye tax abatements rejected

    RYE — Selectmen voted Monday night to deny all but 10 of 53 tax abatement requests that were filed following last year's revaluation of town properties.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Portsmouth Herald

  3. Majority of tax abatement requests rejected in Rye

    RYE — Selectmen voted on Monday night to deny all but 10 of 53 tax abatement requests that were filed following last year’s revaluation of town properties.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Portsmouth Herald

wry in News

  1. Holly-Good

    At first blush, Lindsay Good doesn’t come across as the model agent of Hollywood flash. Bookish and bespectacled, the Flathead Valley native is wry and humble, habituated more to the textured crush of an indie rock show or the couth confines of a museum than the glitz and glamor of a red carpet event. She is dear friends with the members of the band The Killers and joined them on the English ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Flathead Beacon

  2. Jagr unplugged

    Jaromir Jagr never would have predicted it in a million years. He's getting more ice time because of his -- get this -- defense. "It's crazy, isn't it?" said Jagr in his Czechoslovakian accent with a wry smile, about a half-hour after the Boston Bru
    on June 12, 2013 Source: The Eagle-Tribune

  3. Camera Obscura

    Desire Lines by Whitney Phaneuf In its seventeen years as a band, Camera Obscura has managed to consistently capture the bittersweet longing and wry humor of youth without sounding derivative of its earlier work. On it its fifth record, Desire Lines, Camera Obscura has honed in on what it does best: pop songs that are wrapped in lush melodies and are catchy, cool, and often incredibly sad ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: East Bay Express

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