My Sediments Exactly

Cruising the web this week, I found my new favorite internet typo:

“My sediments exactly!”

This little gem appeared in the comments section of a blog post. Two days later I cannot remember what the main article was about, but I am still chortling about the sediments.

For the record:

sediment – the matter that settles to the bottom of a liquid. The dregs. Examples could include pebbles, silt, or sand.

 sediment river

sentiment – a feeling, opinion, or attitude



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I can only assume our well-intentioned commentator intended the latter. When I see things like this, the little Grammar Patrol imps in my head turn on the siren in their Grammar Patrol car and hunt down the perpetrator. However, today I am enjoying thinking of ways I can legitimately incorporate this new phrase into my day.


While swimming in a river:

“Ew! Don’t put your feet down! It feels gross!”

“My sediments exactly.”



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“Honey, it’s time to clean out the fish tank.”

“My sediments exactly.”


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“Stir the sweet tea a bit longer. I still see sugar on the bottom.”

“My sediments exactly.”


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What are some of your favorite easily confused words?

As Miss Manners would say, “Let’s clean up our language, gentle readers.” And those are…

My sediments exactly

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