Carly Simon sang, “You’re so ___.” Fill in the blank.
It’s a test of your music savvy and of your spelling.
Yes, we’re looking for the word “vain” in this instance. How’d you do?
Of course you know that:
- “Vain” means to be conceited or self-absorbed;
- a “vane” is something that might be on top of your barn showing the direction of the wind; and
- a “vein” is a part of your circulatory system that carries blood through your body.
We could get into the difference between “veins” and “arteries,” but that’s an entirely different conversation—and it’s an answer I always forget.
Keep your vanity intact, and don’t make this mistake anymore. Got it, writers?