Hanger or hangar?

15 Sep

DictionariesHooray, it’s time for another Troublesome Pair (for any new readers, this was a series I used to run that I’ve recently restarted). This is another one suggested by my Australian friend Matt Patten, as he spotted an example just the other day.

A hanger is something that you hang something from – a clothes hanger being the obvious example.

A hangar is the big shed that an aeroplane lives in.

Nothing more I can say, really!

You can find more troublesome pairs here and the index to them all so far is here.


Posted by on September 15, 2015 in Errors, Language use, Troublesome pairs, Writing


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3 responses to “Hanger or hangar?

  1. The Story Reading Ape

    September 15, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog and commented:
    Thank You Liz – I’ve spotted these being misused a LOT 😱
    Folks – Liz has compiled an incredible list of similarly confused words.
    Be sure to click on the two links provided πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘


  2. Sarah Brentyn

    September 16, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    Great series! I see so many mixed-up words. One of my favorites is “alter” and “altar”. O_o


    • Liz Dexter

      September 17, 2015 at 9:18 am

      Ooh, I haven’t done that one yet! Cheers!



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