Mudcat Café message #4051164 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #132499   Message #4051164
Posted By: G-Force
08-May-20 - 05:53 AM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
What about people who say 'fine toothcomb', with the stress on 'tooth', as if it were a device for combing teeth! What they mean is 'fine-toothed comb', with the stress on 'comb'.