Landmines …

Often enough, I’d be reading along in a research report and then suddenly encounter a really lame error, so bad and so anomalous I would sometimes wonder to myself, is this a plant? A little landmine to see if I’m paying attention? (I was.)

So, I found this article on boingboing interesting, as it refers to the practice of planting misnomers, but in a very different way. Enjoy.

When Does a Fake Word Become Real?

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