Origin of misnomer
words often confused with misnomer
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH misnomermisnomer , mistake (see confusables note at the current entry)
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Beyond that, choosing the best gardening bench—something of a misnomer, because it’s more table than bench—comes down to your particular needs.The best potting bench to make gardening fun and easy|Irena Collaku|July 22, 2021|Popular-Science
Among this rarefied group, ProPublica found, the term “individual retirement account” has become a misnomer.Lord of the Roths: How Tech Mogul Peter Thiel Turned a Retirement Account for the Middle Class Into a $5 Billion Tax-Free Piggy Bank|by Justin Elliott, Patricia Callahan and James Bandler|June 24, 2021|ProPublica
Workers “at the Mercy of” TOSHA and EmployersWhen Stanberry was injured in 2016, TOSHA conducted what’s called a rapid response investigation, but the term is a misnomer, as it doesn’t involve sending an inspector to the site to interview workers.A Temp Worker Died on the Job After FedEx Didn’t Fix a Known Hazard. The Fine: $7,000.|by Wendi C. Thomas, MLK50: Justice Through Journalism|December 23, 2020|ProPublica
To describe the Ivy as a “hotel” is something of a misnomer.Escape (safely) to Baltimore’s luxurious Ivy Hotel|Kevin Naff|December 4, 2020|Washington Blade
Colugos are also called “flying lemurs,” which is a misnomer because they cannot fly and they are not lemurs.On a cool night in Malaysia, scientists track mysterious colugos across the treetops|Yao-Hua Law|November 20, 2020|Science News
The wrestling worthy accessory is a bit of a misnomer—there is no cheekily exposed skin in this full-coverage contraption.
But its title is a misnomer: The far-from-renegade Gay is a very good feminist.
The sad thing is to see this misnomer being promulgated by gays themselves.In Gay Rights Fights, Bullies Love to Play the Victim|Tim Teeman|April 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The phrase “kids for cash” is something of a misnomer, according to May.‘Kids for Cash’: Crooked Judge, Damaged Teens, and the Perils of Zero Tolerance|Ronald K. Fried|February 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Part of the reason for the bid-ask gap stems from the fact that calling Miramax or MGM a "studio" is a misnomer.
Yet the word vagrant is a misnomer in this city, where economy has reached a finesse that is marvelous.The Real Latin Quarter|F. Berkeley Smith
The popular term in French and English of “medicine men” is not such a misnomer as might be supposed.The Myths of the New World|Daniel G. Brinton
To speak of a Vee-Boer having household gods may seem a misnomer, since he never has a house.The Vee-Boers|Mayne Reid
Perhaps it was a misnomer for the party in favor of a broad national construction of the Constitution.
The Atlantic Ocean is geographically a misnomer, socially and politically a dwindling superstition.America To-day, Observations and Reflections|William Archer