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reesetee commented on the word tickleace
I read it as "tick-leace" too, the first time. And the second and third. But then I found the definition and all was well.
Sure, insectal can be a madeupical word. Who's to stop you? Although insectuous sounds much, much worse.
January 14, 2009
sionnach commented on the word tickleace
Wouldn't it be insectuous, as in
"That Discovery Channel documentary on the incestuous, insectuous world of the daddy-long-legs has left poor Porphyria quite traumatized"?
January 12, 2009
chained_bear commented on the word tickleace
Though I had to read this a number of times to get that it's "tickle- ace" and not "tick- leace"--which sounds ... insectal.
Is insectal a word?
Ah! Hence "Tickle Cove"!
Newfoundland nickname for the Black-Legged Kittiwake. A "tickle" is an area of fast-moving water between two islands.
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