What is the difference between trend and tendencyDuring election times there is always a tendency among media to take various surveys and polls to gauge the election trend.
Many times, by experience and repetitious habit, we get to use proper words at proper situations and contexts. It is ironical that we do not feel conscious or aware of the fine nuances therein. Many times it happens as an automatic flow.
However if we pause and try to ponder, then probably we may get confused and commit mistakes.
In the first sentence of this thread I had used the word trend and tendency and most of the readers would have understood it the way I wanted t to be. Probably none of you would have even thought about the similarity or the fine difference in the meaning and usage of these two words had I not given it in the title.
In the true spirit o discussion, I leave it to the reading members to throw more light from their own knowledge and experience. Let us see how many have the tendency to reply or tend to take it serous and how the thread (or keyword) is trending.
(This is my entry to the TOW contest)