We are proud of the professional service and personal care we extend to each of our clients. Incidentally, so is my dictionary. The word segue can be a or a. Perhaps 'segue' is at a disadvantage owing to its not having what might be called an 'intuitive' spelling. Regardless of which spelling you select segue for a transition, Segway for the product I am only aware of one pronunciation. Use transitions to move from one idea to the next. As a noun, segue means a transition from one topic to another.
If you used words that are all spelled correctly, it gives you a pass anyway. They might have a connection that needs more explaining. Used of both live and pre-recorded music. Verb Then he quickly segues into the dangers of being too hard on cops who make an honest mistake. The company was founded in New Hampshire in 2001 and got its name from a phonetic spelling of the Italian word segue, which means follows.
Ameriglish is an evolving language; in the last two years since this thread began, segway is gaining ground over segue, as vulgar an incorrect as some of us linguists and etymologists might find it. To use segue in its noun form, make sure you are talking or writing about the act of a smooth transition itself. But which spelling should you use? Segway is a brand of motorized two-wheeled scooters used for enhanced mobility. Many of our clients are seniors facing the task of downsizing their life's possessions to a comfortable retirement setting. To conclude, unless you are writing about a company that builds two-wheeled motorized scooters, use segue.
Would you like to answer one of these instead? The next time you need to use the word segue in print, remember: Segway should move far away from your prose. That turns out to be the moral of the story, the perils of politics intruding on the job. If your teacher has told you that you need to segue better between topics in a sentence, take a look at the topics you are using. Browse other questions tagged or. When writing transitions between paragraphs, write a sentence that connects the two ideas or leads conceptually from the first idea to the second one. They have different meanings, of course, but they are pronounced exactly the same.
A good speaker knows how to segue: they can get from one topic to another so easily that you hardly notice the topic changed. Hence the more phonetically appealing 'segway', boosted by the invention and subsequent naming of the ridiculous personal transport vehicle, is making inroads. Ivy Wigmore Profile: Which is correct? Segue vs Segway Noun Segue is occasionally found spelled segway, even in edited text. Additionally, as you will see, Segway is a noun that is only useful in a very limited context. The spell-check application of most word processing software programs would not catch a slip-up of these two words. While these two words are pronounced the same, their meanings are never interchangeable. Segway devices are sometimes, but not always, considered roadworthy, depending on local laws.
Also the correct italian pronunciation is not ˈsɛgweɪ but rather se'gwe Personally, I would just say: We're getting off-topic. Funny enough, Segway chose its name on purpose, hoping that consumers would associate smooth movement from one place to another with their new transportation device. One should rather use proseguimento or proseguire or many others, it really depends on the sentence. Your topics may be too different. As your commenter made a point of segway being a vulgar imitation used by know-nothings, you should then point him out that segue is not the correct Italian word for this concept.
Comedians have the same skill as they segue from one joke to another, and politicians also learn the art of the segue. It depends on the context of your writing—both of these words can be nouns, but only one is a verb. Additionally, I will show you how to use a mnemonic device to remember whether to use segue or Segway next time you are transitioning from one topic to another. Whether that's a regional variant, a personal quirk, or a common error, I'm not sure, though she did study music so perhaps it was taught. I had little doubt that the use of segway was substatially bolstered by the hype and general pop-cultural awareness of Dean Kamen's , but back then, I'd always thought he'd fittingly named his vehicle after the word itself, and it was strange to me to learn that the Segway was in fact knowingly named after a corruption. I had assumed from the heading that this question was about spelling. Let's it follows to the next discussion point, shall we? From reading the question, it seems that you are asking about pronunciation? Language Log writes about and spelled the same way.
Segue provides move assistance throughout Puget Sound and Western Washington to anyone overwhelmed by their move. Autocorrect suggests words that start with the same letters. Segue has completed over 1,600 moves since starting business in 2002. Anything else is just laziness and poor literacy. Let's segway to the next discussion point, shall we? When to Use Segue What does segue mean? I agree to my information being processed by TechTarget and its to contact me via phone, email, or other means regarding information relevant to my professional interests. It's become common to see Segway tours, or security on Segways—and perhaps because of the proliferation of Segways, it's becoming more common to see segway in print in place of segue.
I will discuss the meanings of each word, and I will use each of them in example sentences for contextual reference. Its name was chosen specifically because it resembles segue, but spelled phonetically. Then, I'm not saying you shouldn't use it, just that if any Italian is around he will probably be quite perplexed by what you are trying to say. Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 on this site the. To segue is to perform such a transition.