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fidardorist commented on the word dephlogisticated
Reesetee: Alternatively the 'ph' for 'f' misspelling can push a word in the direction it is already inclined to go, as with 'phantasy.'
That is if you can find a sufficient context to at once misspell & simultaneously avoid the cheap incense aroma such a word is in danger of blanketing about itself. Which, you know, you can't. Though one girl did like it when she found that very, quite inadvertent, ph-for-f-ism in something I wrote back in college... But then, youth is so partial as to endow even our errors with charm.
How about a new word, coined by some imaginary youth?
aphorafism: 1) a misspelling, solecism or malapropism, that has an aesthetic something to recommend it. 2) an aspiring neologism.
June 12, 2009
fidardorist commented on the word agnosia
Kudos to laconic. May have to filch that usage sometime.
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