The other day, I heard someone refer to a “rimshot” to punctuate a trite joke, and I thought that was the wrong term. So, of course, I looked it up — and it is the wrong term: a rimshot is a drum sound made by hitting the rim of the drum with the middle of a drumstick and the head of the drum with the tip of the drumstick at the same time. Here’s an illustration.
The “joke” sound, which you can hear here, is correctly called a “sting”, thought calling it (incorrectly) a rimshot, as that web site does, is very common.
Anyway, when I looked “rimshot” up on dictionary.com, I got this:
No results found for rimshot:
Did you mean mishit?
No, I didn’t, of course. But I have to say that when I first read “mishit”, I did not parse it as “mis - hit”. “What on Earth?,” said I.