Angela’s ABCs: Words Easily Confused, Sliver and Slither

While being offered a slice of birthday cake the other day, someone said they’d love to have just a slither. It sounded more or less correct until I thought about it a bit more, and realised that what they meant was a sliver, or a small slice. Sliver is most usually used as a noun meaning a slender piece cut, split, or broken off; a splinter; or a small narrow piece, portion, or plot. The bottle shattered sending small slivers of glass across the floor. Problems were caused by a small sliver… Read More