Overheard: Word of the Day

Jul 3 2008   12:49PM GMT

Quiz: Writing for business, July 3

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

Which is correct?

Now that Apple has embraced the enterprise, IT execs will be ________ their iPhones instead of their Blackberrys.
a. flouting
b. flaunting

Answer: b


When you flaunt something, that means you’re showing it off.
When you flout something, that means you are showing disdain or scorn for something. You might flout the rules, for example.

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