8/5/11

Misnomer

Misnomer 
Pronounced:
<mis-nohm-er>

An error in naming something.  A wrong name for a person.

My use:

It is a misnomer to call it work when you like what you do.  It should be called play.

Literary use:
By Whately
The word “synonym” is fact a misnomer.


Memory trick:
Mis – nome – r

mis (reminds of) = miss or not right
nome (reminds of) =
name
r (reminds of) = are
not right name are
Listen: Misnomer

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