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erinmckean commented on the word semiopathy
So at the end of last year, when we coined the term semiopathy—the phenomenon of reading inappropriate emotions into signs—dozens of readers discovered that they were semiopathologists. http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg17323356.700-feedback.html
April 12, 2010
Gammerstang commented on the word semiopathy
The tendency to read humorously inappropriate meanings into signs.
Example: Wet Paint (so the person tosses water on it).
January 9, 2018
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