Levels of Distractibility: Who cares? = *. Some people will be distracted from your meaning: = **. Many people will be distracted from your meaning: = ***.
Question: Aren't the words "continual" and "continouous" the same?
Answer: Actually there is a significant difference in meaning between them.
"Continual" means doing something over and over."He had the habit of continually saying 'like' when he talked: 'Like when I said, like, that was a, like, bad thing, like, to do.' "
"Continuous" means an uninterrupted activity. "The waterfall sent foaming water plunging continuously to the rocks below."
Rating of Distractibility: (**). I think fewer and fewer people are making the distinction between these two words. RayS.