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A Small Pet Peeve: Crumble -vs- Crumple

Posted on October 11, 2011 by in Grammar | 3 Comments

I’m not much of a grammar curmudgeon, but I’m seeing this more often in pieces I read and it’s starting to bother me; the interchangeable use of the words crumble and crumple. Though both words denote a physical collapse and sound similar, they are not the same. Crumble denotes brittleness and disintegration by breaking into [...]

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