Misu (ミス – Mistake/Miss)

  • Misu


    On April 24, I made a misu (ミス – meaning “mistake”) of not pressing the submit button on Lang-8.

    (That is why I am posting two entries today.)

    Until today, I believed that misu came from the English word “mistake.”
    「ミス」は「失敗」を意味する和製英語で、私は英語の “mistake” から来ていると思っていました。

    In fact, many websites explain such a theory.

    However, I learned that the English word “miss” also includes the meaning of “failure.”
    しかし、英語の “miss” にも「失敗」の意味が含まれることを知りました。

    According to the Internet, “miss” came from the Old English “missan,” and from the Germanic “missjan,” meaning “to go wrong.”
    「失敗する」を意味する古英語の “missan”、さらには「間違う」を意味するゲルマン語の “missjan” に由来するそうです。

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