Misnomer—What Is It?

Misnomer—What Is It?

A misnomer is a name that is incorrectly applied to something. Misnomer is often confused with other kinds of mistakes, such as misconceptions, faulty statements,…

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Until, Till, or ’Til

Until, Till, or ’Til

Until indicates when something will happen, begin, or end. Till means the same thing as until. Till is not an abbreviation of until—it’s actually older…

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Opossum vs. Possum

Opossum vs. Possum

Here’s a tip: Opossums and possums are different animals. Opossums live in North America, while possums live in Australia and other countries. Both animals are…

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What Does Facetious Mean?

What Does Facetious Mean?

Facetious means silly, joking, or intended to amuse. Does facetious have anything to do with facets? How about faces? Students taking college entrance exams…

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Advisor vs. Adviser

Advisor vs. Adviser

Adviser is a person who gives advice. An advisor does the same thing—the only difference is in the spelling. Adviser is the older and the…

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