Counterror (CT)

Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Fri Jun 9 06:07:27 UTC 2006

On 6/9/06, Bapopik at <Bapopik at> wrote:
> Counterror--1,610 Google hits
> ...
> "Counterror" is not in the OED. It's not "count error," but "counter
> terror." The abbreviation is CT (not Connecticut).

I believe that's what they call a haplogy, uh, haplology.

--Ben Zimmer

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