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grantbarrett commented on the word pornial
A ghost word, caused by a mis-reading of "primal" by the editors of the Century Dictionary. See this Language Hat discussion.
December 2, 2009
mollusque commented on the word pornial
Excellent! Do you know of other such that I could add to Dictionary words & escapees?
On Wordie, a ghost word was one no longer on any lists. See Former ghosts and Ghosted.
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uselessness commented on the word pornial
I've seen some embarrassing misreads in my time, but you'd have to be blind as a bat to get this from that.
December 3, 2009
reesetee commented on the word pornial
I'm wondering what the original type looked like. Sometimes it's easier to misread than it seems.
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