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September 23, 2022

Word of the Day: Misnomer

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Word of the Day : September 23, 2022

misnomer \miss-NOH-mer\ noun

What It Means

Misnomer means “an incorrect name or designation.” It can also be used to refer to the act of wrongly naming or designating, as in “calling complicated and varied climatic changes ‘global warming’ is something of a misnomer.”

// Peanut is one of the most famous misnomers, because peanuts are legumes, not true nuts.

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Aired September 23, 2022

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