Well this one just cracked me up! I couldn’t believe anyone could confuse chocolate with fur! One takes very little effort to eat, while the other… Well, there’s a lot more involved before you can eat a moose.
Word Confusions started as my way of dealing with a professional frustration with properly
…started as my way of dealing with a professional frustration with properly spelled words that were out of context in manuscripts I was editing as well as books I was reviewing. It evolved into a sharing of information with y’all. I’m hoping you’ll share with us words that have been a bête noir for you from either end.
|Credit to: Apple Dictionary.com|
|Part of Grammar:|
Plural: moose, mooses, or meese
|Large deer with palmate antlers, a sloping back, and a growth of skin hanging from the neck. It is native to northern Eurasia and northern North America.
Sweet or savory dish made as a smooth light mass with whipped cream and beaten egg white, flavored with chocolate, fish, etc., and typically served chilled
|Moose were frequently seen in the television series Northern Exposure.
Part of the deer family, Alces alces is the biggestt extant species.
Somehow, saying a herd of meeses went through here, makes me laugh.
Bull moose are a lot like human men, they prefer to roam in all-male herds and fight for their one-night stands.
Tonight we are offering a roulade of sole with a lobster mousse.
Oh yeah, gimme some dark chocolate mousse.
Helen loves her fragrant shower mousse.
He was such a metrosexual. Can you imagine how much time he spends moussing his hair?
|History of the Word:|
|Early 17th century from an Eastern Algonquian language
Compare with the Narragansett moòs
|Mid-19th century, from the French for moss or froth|
C’mon, get it out of your system, bitch, whine, moan…which words are your pet peeves?
Pinterest Photo Credits:
“Bull moose growing new antlers and shedding fur” by Zaereth (talk) 22:13, 10 June 2010 (UTC) is in the public domain, and
“Mango mousse on the basis of yogurt” is Messir’s own work [CC BY-SA 4.0], with both via Wikimedia Commons.