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#212572 - 09/22/13 11:43 AM Newly coined word  
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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

#212575 - 09/22/13 02:50 PM Re: Newly coined word [Re: Alibar]  
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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

#212577 - 09/22/13 03:02 PM Re: Newly coined word [Re: Alibar]  
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