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#209749 - 02/24/13 08:24 AM Word errors  
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I am new to this wonderful site and apologize if this is the wrong place for remarks such as this one. Last week's theme (malapropisms, etc) made me remember that venerable collection of student errors hilariously recounted at

http://www.snopes.com/humor/lists/student.asp

As for deliberate distortions of old words, cleverly formed into new ones with witty definitions, a search of your site under "mensopause" might amuse.

#209753 - 02/24/13 05:05 PM Re: Word errors [Re: bassorbase]  
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That is a wonderful read, Thanks for submitting it.


----please, draw me a sheep----
#209773 - 02/25/13 10:04 AM Re: Word errors [Re: LukeJavan8]  
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The author has made a very good job of weaving all the old chestnuts into a delightful pastiche of history. Thanks for pointing it out - and welcome!


I'm immortal until proven otherwise
#210400 - 04/12/13 10:27 PM Re: Word errors [Re: Rhubarb Commando]  
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pastiche--a lovely word.

Hmm--cross-threading in a very tangential way: once there was a mathematics hunter who, upon discovering a colleague's hidden collection, exclaimed, "Pi stash! Eee! Oh!"

Ok, I'm leaving now. [ducking thrown tomatoes e]
I guess you could say I'm a nut case. [running even faster e]

#210403 - 04/12/13 11:13 PM Re: Word errors [Re: bassorbase]  
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