motherload vs mother lode : Common Errors in English

About motherload vs mother lode

Although you may dig a load of ore out of a mother lode, the spelling “motherload” is a mistake which is probably influenced by people thinking it means something like “the mother of all loads.” A “lode” was originally a stream of water, but by analogy it became a vein of metal ore. Miners of precious metals dream of finding a really rich vein, which they refer to as a “mother lode,” most often spelled as two words, though you also commonly see it spelled as one.

mother lode Meaning(s)

  • (n) the main vein of ore in a deposit

motherload in News

  • Super Motherload coming to PS4, PS3 later this year

    Super Motherload , a couch co-op digging game set in an alternate Cold War era, is on its way to PS4 alongside a launch on PS3 later this year. It's in development for PC as well, and it'll reach other platforms at a later (alternate-timeline) date. Super Motherload comes from XGen Studios, responsible for developing WiiWare's 2008 game Defend Your Castle . Super Motherload is the sequel to XGen ...
    on June 7, 2013 Source: Joystiq

mother lode in News

  1. 2013 Senior Expo

    Sonora, CA -- Members of the community filed into the Mother Lode Fairgrounds today for the 2013 Senior Expo. The event is hosted by the Tuolumne County Commission on Aging and Sierra Senior
    on June 13, 2013 Source:

  2. Is Mother Lode's appeal dwindling?

    SAN ANDREAS - The population of the Mother Lode continued to shrink the past two years, according to recently released state and federal estimates.
    on June 10, 2013 Source: The Stockton Record

  3. Mother Lode River Center’s 2nd Annual National Get Outdoors Day!

    COLOMA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mother Lode hosts their FREE 2nd annual National Get Outdoors Day on Sunday, June 9, 2013! Stop by to experience our zip line, climbing wall, whitewater rafting, hiking, biking and much more!
    on June 7, 2013 Source: Business Wire

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