Monday, August 15, 2011

Hold the Hone

You can home in on a target.

You can hone a knife, and metaphorically, you can hone your skills.

But I guess it's news to the copy editors at the Pioneer Press that you can't hone a target:

Headline reading Reap Advantages When You Hone Your Job Target
While it's likely we've gotten to the point where "hone in on" has become more common than the correct "home in on," can I please hold out for not extending the error to honing targets?

What would a honed target look like, anyway? Would it be pointy and sharp instead of circular?

1 comment:

Cinday said...

Ho, ho, ho, ha, ha, ha, hee, hee, hee! And I just applied for a proofreading job in St. Paul (but at an ad agency)! Sharp eyes you have, Pat. cinda