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#212572 - 09/22/13 07:43 AM Newly coined word
Alibar Offline
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Several months ago, maybe last year, the word of the day's definition was similar to this: a word used by mistake which makes its own kind of sense. Example: The Government's Dept of repairs. What was the word? Please tell! smile

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#212575 - 09/22/13 10:50 AM Re: Newly coined word [Re: Alibar]
Faldage Offline
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Registered: 12/01/00
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Might you be thinking of an eggcorn?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eggcorn

Coined by Mark Liberman in September 2003

http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/000018.html

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#212577 - 09/22/13 11:02 AM Re: Newly coined word [Re: Alibar]
Alibar Offline
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Registered: 09/22/13
Posts: 2
Yes! Yes! Yes! Thank you so much!

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