It really is a waste if all you can think about is your waist. There are so many better things in the world to think about than something so vain—like kindness, like love, like Shakespeare’s potential co-authors, or even your word choice, for example.
You might have your own waste management practices that include recycling and composting, or you might have your waist management practices which involve sit-ups and some cardio. How are you doing with yours? Actually, don’t answer that. It’s not the point of this conversation. What is important is how you spell these words.
- “Waste” can be trash or unused surplus, when it’s a noun. As a verb, it has multiple definitions, including to throw away, be done with, or ignore something when there is still potential value, as well as to squander, to spoil, or to wear down.
- A “waist” is the part of your body between your ribs and your hips.
Obsessing over either is a hard path to walk, but obsessing over their spelling is absolutely manageable.
Happy writing, all!