dieties or deities This one is always good for a laugh. The gods are deities, after the Latin deus, meaning “god.” Facebook Twitter Google + Do you make these 10 mistakes? mucus vs mucous partake vs participate vendor grasping for straws vs grasping at straws exorcise vs exercise refute vs reject mfr. vs mfg. neck in neck vs neck and neck passed vs past e.g. vs i.e.