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Entry from June 18, 2021
“We’ve got hotels and motels and hostels, but no mostels”

"Hotel and “hostel” and “motel” are words, but “mostel” is not a word. There was a famous actor called Zero Mostel (1915-1977).

“So there’s a Hotel, then Motel, then Hostel, and now I’m inventing, the Mostel” was posted on Twitter by Muxxxy on April 21, 2011. “Hotel : hostel : : motel : mostel” was posted on Twitter by “rich inner life” on April 30, 2016. “Hotel, motel and hostel are commonly thought of as a descending order of quality. What would a mostel be like?” was posted on Reddit—Showerthoughts on November 18, 2017. “We’ve got hotels and motels and hostels, but no mostels” was posted on Reddit—Showerthoughts on June 19, 2017.


Twitter
Kath Rush
@KathRush
Replying to @Bilbiliko
@ElhiSanabria Hotel + Hostel + Motel = MOSTEL
3:35 PM · Dec 11, 2010·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Muxxxy
@muxmool
So there’s a Hotel, then Motel, then Hostel, and now I’m inventing, the Mostel.
1:05 AM · Apr 21, 2011·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
rich inner life
@My__Carrots
Hotel : hostel : : motel : mostel
5:54 PM · Apr 30, 2016·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Leandro Kruszielski
@meandros
HOSTEL: Hotel casual com quartos coletivos
MOTEL: Hotel na BR para fins sexuais
MOSTEL: Hostel na BR para sexo casual e coletivo
Translated from Portuguese by
HOSTEL: Casual hotel with shared rooms
MOTEL: Hotel on BR for sexual purposes
MOSTEL: Hostel on BR for casual and collective sex
10:35 PM · Apr 23, 2017·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Josh Hull
@George_Cloney1
okay so there are hotels and motels, why aren’t there hostels and mostels??
Where are all the mostels??
11:56 PM · Apr 28, 2017·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Doug
@doolingfm
Hotel : Hostel
Motel : Mostel
6:56 PM · Oct 5, 2017·Twitter Web Client

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/Heaven_Upside_Down November 18, 2017
Hotel, motel and hostel are commonly thought of as a descending order of quality. What would a mostel be like?
COMMENTS
Loganflash250
Well, considering that “mostel” is an anagram of “molest”...

Twitter
Spoonie Sanctuary
@SpoonieBlog
What did you say wrong as a kid that adults thought was adorable?
I used to say Hostels and Mostels instead of Hotels and Motels
9:35 AM · Apr 5, 2018·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Dr. J. Hammond
@xilgor
Hoy no he visto ni un Motel, ni un Hotel, ni un Hostal, ni un Hostel… Hoy he visto un Mostel.
¡Superad eso!
Translated from Spanish by
Today I have not seen a Motel, nor a Hotel, nor a Hostel, nor a Hostel ... Today I have seen a Mostel.
Get over that!
3:43 PM · Oct 10, 2019·Twitter for Android

Twitter
astroninja
@nindzale
Replying to @Darth_Mittens_
hotel-hostel, motel-mostel?
6:47 AM · Oct 26, 2019·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Adrian Schiller
@Grumbletwat
Replying to @BCDreyer
You may have Zero Hostel, Zero Hotel, or Zero Motel. ‘Mostel’ is not a word.
3:16 PM · Dec 31, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
The Art Of Travel
@TheArtOfTravels
I’m between a motel and hotel
#mostel
Quote Tweet
Derek Freal
@the_HoliDaze
· Mar 29, 2020
What is a Mostel? An expensive typo? Thinking face #traveling #Vietnam
7:29 AM · Mar 29, 2020·Twitter for Android

Twitter
mattiscb
@mattiscb
Replying to @allesdanach and @Tagesspiegel
Hotel -> Motel
Hostel -> Mostel
7:33 AM · May 17, 2021·Twitter for Android

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/SerMercutio June 19, 2021
We’ve got hotels and motels and hostels, but no mostels.

Posted by Barry Popik
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