Let’s see … we nave noticed a few GrammarGoofs with regards to these words, so, time for a post …
sight. n. something seen or worth seeing (the sights of San Francisco); the act of seeing; a device to aid the eyes in the aiming of a gun, etc.; aim or observation taken; the power or range of seeing (the bridge is in sight).
sight. v. to observe; to glimpse; to aim at; to adjust the sights of (as in a gun, etc.).
cite. v. to summon before a court of law; to quote; to mention by way of example; to mention in an official report as meritorious. (citation) The Grammar Police shall cite grammar offenders and may even hold them at the GrammarGallows site. And, good writers will always cite their sources (in a bibliography).
site. n. (position) location or scene, as in construction or building. (Web site)
Believe it or not, we frequently see building plans that mention a “construction sight.”
site. v. to locate; to put into place for operation, as in artillery. That’s right … one sites a cannon.
Now, just for fun, take a look through some of these idioms:
More fun (wordplay):
A San Francisco vision center: “A Site for Sore Eyes”
A foundation for the visually challenged: “OUTA Sight”
An interactive love story: “Love at first Site”
3D interactive environments development site: “Site to See”
Know of more wordplay with these “sahyt” words? Please comment.