Joined: January 22, 2013

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Re: misnomer  •  October 19, 2013, 10:04pm  •  0 vote

@John Everyman - How about Greenland? It's anything but verdant, even though it was purposely named that to interest potential settlers. Or the fact that, despite all our sixth-grade science classes

Re: misnomer  •  January 23, 2013, 8:30am  •  0 vote

Using "the" again depends on context. "Blues" and "the blues" mean the same thing. But while "simple music" is a vague description, "the simple music" tells you that the speaker has a category of ge

Re: misnomer  •  January 22, 2013, 5:39pm  •  0 vote

Yes, it is pretty generic (as I said, it's not a completely accurate substitution). You probably wouldn't say "I like African-inspired music" when you mean blues unless you're speaking to someone who

Re: misnomer  •  January 22, 2013, 3:04pm  •  0 vote

Chuckles - that's just called a nice lady! "Misnomer" conveys the idea of a mistake, though, not a term of endearment. If your name was Bob and she kept forgetting and calling you Bill instead, that

Re: misnomer  •  January 22, 2013, 2:52pm  •  2 votes

Mr Blues, a description becomes a word when it could feasibly take the place of a word, whether or not it's an accurate substitution. "I like simple music" and "I like blues" don't convey remotely si