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Ok, so I keep seeing people refer to the storage/cupholder/shifter thing as a "counsel" when I have always known it to be a "Console". I thought a counsel was a group of people who make decisions for a mass of people, and a console is what i previously referred to as the center of a vehicle used for storage, arm rests, etc... see #8 of the console definition.

dictionary.com refers to a counsel as what i had said it was with many variants of the term.

coun⋅sel
  /ˈkaʊnsəl/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [koun-suhl] Show IPA noun, plural -sel for 3, verb, -seled, -sel⋅ing or (especially British) -selled, -sel⋅ling.
–noun
1. advice; opinion or instruction given in directing the judgment or conduct of another.
2. interchange of opinions as to future procedure; consultation; deliberation.
3. Law. (used with a singular or plural verb) the advocate or advocates engaged in the direction of a cause in court; a legal adviser or counselor: Is counsel for the defense present?
4. deliberate purpose; plan; design.
5. Theology. one of the advisory declarations of Christ, considered by some Christians as not universally binding but as given for aid in attaining moral perfection.
6. Archaic. a private or secret opinion or purpose.
7. Obsolete. wisdom; prudence.

con⋅sole
2  /ˈkɒnsoʊl/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [kon-sohl] Show IPA
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1. a television, phonograph, or radio cabinet designed to stand on the floor rather than on a table or shelf.
2. the control or monitoring unit of a computer, containing the keyboard or keys, switches, etc.
3. a desk-like structure containing the keyboards, pedals, etc., by means of which an organ is played.
4. a small cabinet standing on the floor and having doors.
5. console table.
6. the control unit of a mechanical, electrical, or electronic system: the console that controls a theater's lighting system.
7. Architecture. an ornamental corbel or bracket, esp. one high in relation to its projection.
8. Automotive. a tray or container typically divided into compartments, mounted between bucket seats, and used for storing small items.
9. Nautical. a unit on a vessel containing steering apparatus, systems monitoring equipment, etc.: a bridge console, an engine-room console.

The funny thing is - when i type in console and counsel, i get basically the same pictures of the centers of people's interior and boats.
 

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I think it is more of a misspelling than anything else.
 

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I think they spell like that to screw with your mind
 

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I lived in Mercer Co. Kentucky for 19 years, no one knew what a damn console was in a car... I even said center console and people are like, aint that a glove box...
 

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Wouldn't spellcheck be great here??

Speaking of check, I keep seeing people spell check instead of check. Isn't check a mark when you get something right, and cheque is something you give someone instead of cash?

And what about labour,labor,color,colour,neighbour,neighbor...etc
 

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I lived in Mercer Co. Kentucky for 19 years, no one knew what a damn console was in a car... I even said center console and people are like, aint that a glove box...
I live in Scott county Kentucky. but dammit, I know the difference. which means NOBODY else should have an excuse!
 

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What about hot water heater?? I heat cold water not hot.

I am leaning on my console while I am getting counsel from a drive in lawyer.
 

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It doesn't happen often...but the one that always gets me is when people mistype "rogue" as "rouge."

Perhaps you should try using "council" instead. Then you could really throw people for a loop.
 
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