One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘An error in judgment has long been distinguished from an act of unskilfulness or carelessness or due to lack of knowledge.’
- ‘The petitioners roundly charged the masons with unskilfulness in their work.’
- ‘As they have never studied seriously, their unskilfulness betrays them at every turn.’
- ‘When Nicholas Pryor from Nashville, Tennessee, wrote him about problems with his tin roof Jefferson speculated, ‘If your tin covering has failed, it must have been from unskilfulness.’’
- ‘There is no apology for a man if he puts another in so dangerous and hazardous a situation by his treatment of him, that some degree of unskilfulness and mistaken treatment of himself may possibly accelerate the fatal catastrophe.’
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