segway vs segue : Common Errors in English

About segway vs segue

When you shift to a new topic or activity, you segue. Many people unfamiliar with the unusual Italian spelling of the word misspell it as “segway.” This error is being encouraged by the deliberately punning name used by the manufacturers of the Segway Human Transporter.

segway Meaning(s)

  • (n) (trademark) a self-balancing personal transportation device with two wheels; can operate in any level pedestrian environment

segue Meaning(s)

  • (n) the act of changing smoothly from one state or situation to another
  • (v) proceed without interruption; in music or talk

segway in News

  1. Segway Tours Added to Cantigny’s Recreation Choice

    Date: Monday’s – Friday’s beginning in June 2013 Time: Afternoon’s Place: Cantigny Park, Wheaton, IL Admissions: Varies with tour Website: Segway Tours Weekday riding program offers a novel way to see and experience Cantigny Park. Two kinds of Segway experiences …
    on June 10, 2013 Source: WGN TV Chicago

  2. Column: Tech investing in the age of hype

    I blame the Segway. In 2001, it was billed as the "IT" device, and was given over-the-top endorsements by tech celebrities like Steve Jobs and John Doerr. It was "as big a deal as the PC" and "bigger than the Internet."
    on June 10, 2013 Source: amNewYork

  3. Segway of Oakland Offers New Fleet of Segway Rentals for Burning Man

    Rent a Segway for just $729 from Segway of Oakland. Rental Segways can also be picked up at the Grand Sierra Hotel in Reno, NV for greater convenience. (PRWeb June 07, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10781646.htm
    on June 7, 2013 Source: PRWeb

segue in News

  1. What this tiny galaxy can tell us about the universe

    Say hi to Segue 2 — the smallest galaxy yet discovered
    on June 11, 2013 Source: The Week via Yahoo! News

  2. Segue 2 is record-setting tiny galaxy held together by dark matter

    Sometimes big things come in small packages, or so the saying goes. Such is the case with Segue 2, the name of a tiny galaxy near our own that is being called the “most lightweight” ever discovered. What’s more, however, is the reality that its relatively small number of stars are bound together with dark Read The Full Story
    on June 11, 2013 Source: SlashGear

  3. Smallest Dwarf Galaxy In Known Universe Discovered: Segue 2

    Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online University of California, Irvine scientists reported on Monday that they have measured the least massive galaxy in the known universe. The researchers wrote in The Astrophysical Journal that the tiny dwarf galaxy, Segue 2, only holds a mere 1,000 stars within its realm. Their findings offer clues about how iron, carbon and other elements help ...
    on June 10, 2013 Source: redOrbit

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