Miscalculation vs Howler - What's the difference?
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Miscalculation is a related term of howler.
As nouns the difference between miscalculation and howler
is that miscalculation
is an incorrect or mistaken calculation while howler
is that which howls, especially an animal which howls, such as a wolf or a howler monkey.
An incorrect or mistaken calculation
That which howls, especially an animal which howls, such as a wolf or a howler monkey.
A person hired to howl at a funeral
Other senses are derivatives of the intensifier "howling",
[ Beale, Paul; Partridge, Eric (1984). A dictionary of slang and unconventional English: colloquialisms and catch-phrases, solecisms and catachreses, nicknames, and vulgarisms. New York: Macmillan. ISBN 0-02-594980-2]
as in "howling wilderness", (Deuteronomy 32:10)
[Holy Bible: King James Version, The Scofield Study Bible III, Duradera Zipper Black. Oxford University Press, USA. 2005. ISBN 0-19-527867-4.]
A painfully obvious mistake.
* 2009 , Tom Burton, Quadrant , November 2009, No. 461 (Volume LIII, Number 11), Quadrant Magazine Limited, page 78:
A hilarious joke.
A bitterly cold day
A heavy fall, literally or figuratively
A serious accident (especially to come a howler or go a howler, e.g. "Our hansom came a howler"; compare: come a cropper)
A tremendous lie
A fashionably but extravagantly overdressed man, a "howling swell"
A calamity howler is "one that makes dismal predictions of impending disaster"
- A howler is a glaring mistake, a mistake that cries out to be noticed.
[Taylor, D. Wooster. The dust of Frisco Town, dedicated to the calamity howler. Publisher: Paul Elder, San Francisco May be downloaded from: http://archive.org/details/dustoffriscotown00taylrich]