Polyglot asks if fog is a synonym. I wondered the same thing. Meteorologists may distinguish for technical reasons, and there may be a distinction based perhaps on origin or extent, but whatever distinction there is seems fairly subtle. -dmh 17:07, 12 Sep 2004 (UTC)
Relation to German "Mist"
Is this actually cognate to the German word meaning manure? The Proto-Germanic descendants table does not list a descendant for High German for some reason. 22.214.171.124 12:40, 20 December 2014 (UTC)
UPDATE: According to the page on German "Mist", this word is not cognate with the English word mist. There is currently a contradiction between several of these pages here. 126.96.36.199 12:42, 20 December 2014 (UTC)