Thursday, January 18, 2007

What's the word?

Okay, since there are a handful of word lovers who read my blog, maybe one of you can help me. What is the word that you would use to describe the incorrect use of a thesaurus. It's what every English teacher dreads while grading papers and the reason I was banned for a time from using a thesauus. It's some kind of an 'ism,' and I cannot for the life of me remember the word.


2Crazzie4U said...

the word is boredism... jk. i really don't know.. but at least you got a smile from reading this post!

Rambling Rose said...

I haven't been able to find the word you are looking for and don't know where else to look, but I did find a good word that fits the category: malapropism. I found several other great words too but I'm not giving them all to you because I want to have fun with them. :)