Word of the Week

Fortuitous: coincidental or unplanned

Another week, another commonly misused word.

Most people look at this word and see "fortunate," because the two seem closely related in spelling and pronunciation.

The two words are used interchangeably quite often, even though they mean different things. Fortunate means lucky, and fortuitous means by chance.

Buying a lottery ticket and winning it is fortunate. However, having someone gift you a lottery ticket randomly and then winning it is fortuitous.

A simple difference is a difference nonetheless.

Until next week.

Stay Curious ;)





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