Definitions

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  • v. To connect incorrectly.
  • n. A misconnection.

Etymologies

mis- +‎ connect (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • This is an open invitation to demagogues who misconnect the dots and direct the anger toward immigrants, the poor, foreign nations, big government, "socialists," "intellectual elites," or even big business and Wall Street.

    Robert Reich: The Root of Economic Fragility and Political Anger

  • The ONLY problem here is the “misconnect” of external access to a server script not properly designed for external access.

    GISS Interruptus « Climate Audit

  • Was there an intelligence misconnect or failure here?

    CNN Transcript Mar 29, 2003

  • Gareth Bale was particularly dangerous and came close on six minutes when he outpaced several Sea Robbers only to misconnect with the ball after cutting in and fired over.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Do you think there is a misconnect there between the people who are selling 3D and the artists that are trying to use it as a storytelling tool?

    MovieWeb: News

  • That was the best question of the night (and deserved an answer, not the evasion it did), and the only one that got at the misconnect between Obama and the public over this financial fiasco.

    CNN Political Ticker

  • "It was a total misconnect on our part," said Patricia Cook-Marshall, Chase vice president, homeownership preservation.

    dispatch.com: RSS

  • But after a misconnect, a long day, or just the hassles involved with air travel, the screams of young ones can put you right over the edge.

    msnbc.com: Top msnbc.com headlines

  • "We want interoperability and the ability to say, 'Are you Senator Boyce?' such that no-one can steal your identity or misconnect a record about you.

    AustralianIT.com.au | Top Stories

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  • Beginning a recent final descent some steward observed over the PA "The captain has illuminated the fasten-seatbelt sign..." For some reason I heard eliminated and spent most of the balance of the flight imagining various possible violent means of sign elimination by captains before I realized elimination of a sign didn't jive with turning it on.

    January 14, 2013

  • We probably need to a list for the language oddities being perpetrated by the aviation industry. Oroboros had something like that but it was more focussed on pilot-speak.

    January 14, 2013

  • Used by a flight desk flunky at the airport the other day (not MKE this time!) for "miss a connection". I nearly misconnected in Denver but fortunately made it to the gate just in time.

    January 14, 2013