Thanks to @Hillan for originally linking We all have some "word crimes" that really get our goats. as a Barista, I had to laugh when the "ESpresso, not EXpresso" thing came up. I used to make that mistake myself, until I googled to find which was right, and found that "cafe espresso" is literally Italian for "pressed coffee", whereas "expresso" is not a word in any language, and "express" does not sound remotely Italian. Haven't made the mistake since. What tricks, mnemonics, and other tools do you use to keep yourself from committing word crimes? Share your secrets and help end word crime!