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Posted: 02 December 2009 06:45 AM   [ Ignore ]
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These all make me cringe, but seem fairly common.  Is there a term for this sort of groaner?

Other examples?

Nucular, perhaps?

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Posted: 02 December 2009 06:59 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Heighth is not a groaner, it’s an old form of height, used, for example, by Milton in Paradise Lost (17th c.)

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Posted: 02 December 2009 07:17 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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There is nothing wrong with “nucular” either; check the dictionary pronunciations.  Take a deep breath and try to relax.

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Posted: 05 December 2009 08:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I might add “expresso” to the list.

Oh, and I would add “anti-climatic”, but our pals at UEA seem to have suddenly given that one a whole new meaning....

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