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#209749 - 02/24/13 03:24 AM Word errors
bassorbase Offline

Registered: 02/19/13
Posts: 3
Loc: WA
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


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 12:05 PM Re: Word errors [Re: bassorbase]
LukeJavan8 Offline
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Registered: 06/23/08
Posts: 8477
Loc: Land of the Flat Water
That is a wonderful read, Thanks for submitting it.
----please, draw me a sheep----

#209773 - 02/25/13 05:04 AM Re: Word errors [Re: LukeJavan8]
Rhubarb Commando Offline
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Registered: 11/13/11
Posts: 1075
Loc: Lancaster, UK
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 06:27 PM Re: Word errors [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
Jackie Offline

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Registered: 03/15/00
Posts: 11613
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
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 07:13 PM Re: Word errors [Re: bassorbase]
Buffalo Shrdlu Offline
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Registered: 06/24/02
Posts: 7210
Loc: Vermont
formerly known as etaoin...


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