Revised as of 23 September 2017
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?
|Noun: mooseburger||Noun: mousseline|
|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, 10 June 2010, is in the public domain, and Mango Mousse on the Basis of Yogurt is Messir’s own work under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license, with both via Wikimedia Commons.