Today’s Pet Peeve

By | June 09, 2006


  1. An error in naming a person or place.
    1. Application of a wrong name.
    2. A name wrongly or unsuitably applied to a person or an object.

A few weeks ago, I was watching Baseball Tonight, and John Kruk said:

One of the biggest misnomers in baseball is that left-handed hitters can’t hit left-handed pitchers.

I assumed it was just Kruk’s individual stupidity, but now I am watching the World Cup as I work, and I just head Dave O’Brien say:

The notion that you can’t use your hands in soccer is somewhat of a misnomer.


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