Writing & Editing Infographic: 10 most commonly misused English words ‘Enormity’ does not mean ‘big,’ and ‘ironic’ doesn’t refer to an amusing coincidence. If you think you’re using some words incorrectly, check out this list. By Kristin PiombinoJune 6, 2011 SHARE Whether it’s exceptions to the rule, difficult words to spell, or words that sound like something they don’t mean, English is tricky. Grammar.net recently published this infographic of 10 commonly misunderstood English words. To read the full story, log in. Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content. Sign up today Already a member? Log in here. Learn more about Ragan Insider.