Censure vs. Censor
Censure: express severe disapproval of (someone or something), typically in a formal statement.
Censor: an official who examines material that is about to be released, such as books, movies, news, and art, and suppresses any parts that are considered obscene, politically unacceptable, or a threat to security
Not quite homonyms, not quite synonyms. These two words are interestingly similar yet different. Often if something is to be censored from text or viewing purposes it is often pen to censure. Of course there is a considerable about of subjective thought involved but still, they’re interesting.
Grammar Punk Sentence Example: L I 5 censor, censure
While they had been concerned about ticking off the school censor with their slightly off-color skit, the drama class had not been prepared for the scathingly scornful censure received from the librarian, in triplicate no less.
Give it a try. Write a Grammar Punk Sentence with at least 5 words that contain the letters L and I and the words censor and censure.
Teachers, discuss these two similar but different words with your students. Ask for definitions, discuss their similarities and differences. Be careful asking for examples… Then get them writing! Preferably without the need for either censoring or censuring.
Then go to www.grammarpunk.com to find more ways to make writing—and grammar—fun.