Phish vs Pish - What's the difference?

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As verbs the difference between phish and pish

is that phish is to engage in phishing while pish is to try to attract birds by making a sibilant noise (eg "psshh").

As nouns the difference between phish and pish

is that phish is an instance of a phishing attack while pish is a sibilant noise (eg "psshh") made by birders and ornithologists to attract small birds.

As an interjection pish is

an expression of disdain.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

phish

English

Verb

  • To engage in phishing.
  • Noun

    (es)
  • An instance of a phishing attack.
  • pish

    English

    Interjection

    (en interjection)
  • An expression of disdain.
  • Noun

    (wikipedia pish) (es)
  • A sibilant noise (e.g. "psshh") made by birders and ornithologists to attract small birds.
  • Verb

    (es)
  • To try to attract birds by making a sibilant noise (e.g. "psshh").
  • To express contempt.
  • 1606 - act ii, scene 1
    Pish for thee, Iceland dog! thou prick-ear'd cur of Iceland!

    Usage notes

    * Most commonly found in the gerund or present participle pishing .

    References

    * * Dunne, Peter (2006). The Art of Pishing: How to Attract Birds by Mimicking Their Calls . ISBN 9780811732956. * Langham, G. M.; Contreras, T.A. & Sieving, K.E. (2006). Why pishing works: Titmouse (Paridae) scolds elicit a generalized response in bird communities]. Ecoscience 13 (4): 485–496. doi:10.2980/1195-6860(2006)13[485:WPWTPS2.0.CO;2

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