Tuesday, 6 May 2008
It's a Misconception that "Misnomer" Means "Misconception"
Ever since I heard Rush Limbaugh misuse the word, "misnomer" in 1991, when he really meant "misconception", I've been hearing other people doing the same. I wrote to Mr. Limbaugh about it in 1991, to no avail. His misuse of the word has spawned a plague on the English language.
Misnomer: a name or term used wrongly; the wrong use of a name or term.
When people are being paid to speak, they ought to "get it right"!
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