Smart Cookie #3
Articulating design if English is not your native language.
Verb “to omit”
The verb to omit /ə(ʊ)ˈmɪt/ — leave out or exclude (someone or something), either intentionally or forgetfully.
Recently I’ve noticed this word popping out in a lot of places. When I’m proofreading my articles in http://www.hemingwayapp.com. They are using “omit” instead of “remove”, “leave out”.
You can see a slight jump in use of this word via Google Trends
Examples of use:
- They omitted his name from the list.
- Omit low contrast colors when designing for elderly.
- Should we omit huge amount of copy in our email campaign and focus on simple & catchy phrases with images?
The verb “to omit” is a great addition to your vocal toolbox. It could be used instead of “avoid”, “leave out”, “drop”, “exclude”, “remove”, and “delete”.