Posted on 02/11/2020 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
Confession: We’ve at least once rephrased a social media post, out of fear we’d mix up “uninterested” and “disinterested.”
Yes, we could’ve consulted a dictionary; now, though, we’ve been officially taught by Grammar Girl.
An uninterested person would be unconcerned with our linguistic error; a disinterested person would simply have no stake in the accuracy of our language use.
And if you’re very interested in the history of these two words (and vested in a particular outcome for their evolution), check out Mignon Fogarty’s full post on the topic.
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