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- n. Lack of correction or discipline.
- n. A false correction.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Lack of correction, restraint, or discipline.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Want of correction; incorrectness.
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Another example of ‘incorrection’ is the people who hear the glorious Yorkshire phrase ‘all mouth and trousers’ and decide that it should be ‘all mouth and no trousers’ out of some desire to impose their own logical strictures upon it.
Not really related to the typo (or incorrection) that you highlight, but still weird.
Not really related to the typo (or incorrection) that you highlight, but still weird.not my leg(Quote)
* For a discussion of the concept of the “incorrection”, see this Language Log post.
It is this incorrection or defectiveness that the idea that truth is a norm of assertion is trying to capture.
MATLIN: I take her larger point that in the absence of being able to make persuasive arguments you throw out messengers that — can’t be — it’s politically incorrection to argue with, you know the verbiage is a little, a little stressful.
- Some floats would get converted incorrection during research planning causing the LUA for tech research to terminate.
First, I'll point a small incorrection in the Irish Times article.
The phrase you use is just a stupid “incorrection”, a false meaning to explain a phrase whose real meaning isn’t literally obvious.
“Exception proofs the rule” is an “incorrection” — it’s a forced hyper-logical distortion of a long-standing idiom, which is what happens when people with sticks up their asses approach the language with one eye, one ear and half a brain closed.
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