Flounder vs. Founder

by Heather

Lexical Vexations

flounder 1. v. to move about with difficulty, often losing one’s footing. 2. n. a fish.

founder 1. v. to sink or succumb. 2. n. one responsible for beginning a venture or organization.

Words in the Wild: The first sign the Lollipop was foundering was the flounder the founder of the International Candy Society found swimming about his ankles. He immediately floundered his way toward the life preservers only to find they’d been replaced with Life Savers®.

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