Muddle-headed Kay (mhw) wrote,
Muddle-headed Kay
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Argh!

Worser and worser, as Alice might have said.

Not from Rob's dissertation this time, but found while trawling the Web.

This volume is a trove of handy information.

Someone obviously thinks that a trove is something like a compendium, or perhaps a mine or fount. Dammnit, trove isn't even a noun. Treasure trove means "treasure found hidden and of unknown ownership", and was originally tresor trové in Anglo-Norman.

Bad though that is, it reminds me of a similar misapprehension I made when I was a young child. I read in a book that the witch swooped down on her broom and caught the children in a trice - and I was convinced that a trice must be some kind of net for scooping things up.
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