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Add rule on "mucous" vs. "mucus" #163

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suchow opened this issue Sep 18, 2015 · 0 comments
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Add rule on "mucous" vs. "mucus" #163

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@suchow suchow commented Sep 18, 2015

source:     DFW's dictionary notes in The Telegraph
source_url: http://bit.ly/1qudVuC

Mucous
An adjective, not synonymous with the noun mucus. It’s worth noting this not only because the two words are fun but because so many people don’t know the difference. Mucus means the unmentionable stuff itself. Mucous refers to (1) something that makes or secretes mucus, as in “The next morning, his mucous membranes were in rocky shape indeed,” or (2) something that consists of or resembles mucus, as in “The mucous consistency of its eggs kept the diner’s breakfast trade minimal.”

Will likely require a tool, like spaCy, that can distinguish nouns from adjectives.

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