Style Matters #47: When things get really grisly, don’t call in a bear


It’s an easy mistake to make, especially for those of us in countries that don’t have grizzly bears with which to contend.

However, we do have irritable people, like cranky editors, who may be described as grizzly and a person with greying hair can be referred to as grizzled.

But if you’re talking about something that’s horrible, say the scene of a bloody murder, then the word you want is grisly.


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