Pet Peeve

I keep seeing people using “disinterested” when they mean “uninterested.” They are not synonymous. “Disinterested” means unbiased or even-handed. For example, a referee is (hopefully) a disinterested party to a football match. “Uninterested” means inattentive or, well, just not interested. Such as, my wife goes to sleep during “Deadliest Catch” because she is uninterested in crab fishing.

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