Writing Tip 178: “Tortuous” vs. “Torturous”

Tortuous vs Torturous mountain road

Watch out for that curve! (And that pesky letter R, apparently)

If you’re on a long car ride through the mountains, you could call it tortuous, or if you’re prone to getting car-sick, maybe it’s even torturous; however, it’s essential that you know the difference. Look closely. Did you notice that I used two different words? Yes, these are in fact two different words. More