Monday, February 11, 2008

Musem, etc. (for Museum)

Most folks muse from time to time, and lots of 'em muse while using the word "um." Musem (without the um) is exhibited 31 times in OhioLINK and viewed as a "high probability" typo on the Ballard list. We also find 11 examples of Musum, four of Musems, and one of Mseum. The word museum means "shrine of the Muses." (Picture of the Musée du Louvre from Wikimedia Commons.)

Carol Reid

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