Tuesday, November 1, 2011

There Is No "d" in Congratulations

The title of this post says it all. There's no "d" in the word "congratulations." Congratulations is spelled with the letter "t." Its root word is congratulate.

So, the next time you want to commend someone for a job well done, or a milestone event like a marriage or birth, bring to mind the informal short form of congratulations, which is congrats. This will remind you of the correct spelling.