Enough with the spelling, already
I bring you this story not just because I like to say Rancho Cucamonga but because it also pertains to grammar. And not getting to big for your britches.
A freelance writer writes in the L.A. Times about feeling awfully proud after using the phrase "set your sites on."
I was thinking that was clever because I knew this expression pertains not to vision but to weaponry. It's not about fixing one's gaze on something; it's about fixing one's AK-47 on something. So it's not about sight, per se.A copy editor saved her.
I was so proud I knew this that I forgot that it should still be spelled "sight." The thingy you look through when you aim a rifle is called a "sight." So, if you're putting something in your aim, you could say you're setting your sights on it.