I found the word ‘misnomer’ when I played hangman game in a blog. I managed to fill in the blank before I run out of alphabet. However, the word didn’t seem to be familiar to me. So, I just googled it to find out the meaning of the word.
A misnomer is a term which suggests an interpretation that is known to be untrue. Such incorrect terms sometimes derived their names because of the form, action, or origin of the subject—becoming named popularly or widely referenced—long before their true natures were known. (Wikepedia 2008) (for more detail info and examples refer here)
some people just see things differently..
We had a starter for our class this week using examples of misnomer. Many of my friends laugh out loud when the examples were shown one by one by Mike. I found it not that funny, as I didn’t really get the jokes. Pity me..or maybe it was not funny at all. Yeah, I just don’t see the funny part of the statement.. “French fries did not originate in France” is that funny?.
The moral of the story:
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p/s: is Kg Dusun Durian, kota bharu, kuala lumpur, or ect. a misnomer?