Tuesday, February 14, 2006


Meaning: A not-so-wild guess.
Pronunciation: Sir-mouse
Usage: The statement 'Ganguly will never be in the one day team' is a surmouse. While 'Ganguly will never be in the Indian team' is a surmise.
Root: Surmouse is the singular of surmice (phonetically surmise). So it will always be a smaller, milder guess.