Tuesday, July 31, 2012

A true misnomer

One of the annoyingly persistent language errors these days is the use of the word "misnomer" when people actually mean "misconception." It's like, literally going to make my head explode. Really? Literally explode? Let me step well back and put on a rain suit and goggles first.

Working on a 16-inch child-size bike the other day I noticed a true misnomer. The Specialized tires were called "Rhythm Lite." I would think on a bike for young offspring they should be called "Rhythm Failure."

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