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To hate the misuse of words such as 'erudite'?

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TheDevilWearsPrimark Mon 13-Oct-08 13:17:39

malapropism is another often abused word, often incorrectly spelt.

Is it a bandwagon thing and an attempt to make posts look more smarter.

thomsc Mon 13-Oct-08 13:31:58

Where are you seeing malapropism in posts? How would one be using it in posts about annoying mothers-in-law and unhelpful husbands?

<points you towards Pedants Corner>

LadyGlencoraPalliser Mon 13-Oct-08 13:51:16

I would suggest that you post this in Pedants Corner expect that the inhabitants would eat you alive for your use of 'more smarter' and the missing question mark after the second sentence of your post.

MrsMattie Mon 13-Oct-08 13:52:14

Anyone who slips 'malapropsim' into every day chat is a bit of a tosser...

QuiteQuiet Mon 13-Oct-08 13:52:17


TheDevilWearsPrimark Mon 13-Oct-08 13:53:46

ffs 'more smarter' was meant to be a joke, to lighten what is essentially a bitchy post.

themildmanneredjanitor Mon 13-Oct-08 13:55:27

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onager Mon 13-Oct-08 13:57:09

I was about to say that I'm sure 'more smarter' was a joke.

I'm shore I have no idea what malapropism means and as for 'erudite' I've never found a better make of glue for quick repairs.

TheDevilWearsPrimark Mon 13-Oct-08 13:58:03

more smarter was an effing joke.

I'm not sure why you think I'm referring to you anyway? Search the archives for it, there's hundreds.

enduringsurrey Mon 13-Oct-08 13:58:28

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themildmanneredjanitor Mon 13-Oct-08 13:59:30

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FlameCod Mon 13-Oct-08 14:00:24

I'm holding my hand up to not knowing what either word means, but knowing I have read em both on here

littlelapin Mon 13-Oct-08 14:01:54

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themildmanneredjanitor Mon 13-Oct-08 14:02:09

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mayorquimby Mon 13-Oct-08 14:02:13

Lack of a capital letter to begin the first sentence also. Poor show.

Kewcumber Mon 13-Oct-08 14:05:53

I was called erudite once. Its a fine word, I have a thing said against it...

enduringsurrey Mon 13-Oct-08 14:05:55

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TheDevilWearsPrimark Mon 13-Oct-08 14:05:56

ah that is a fan fucking tastic word LL

matildax Mon 13-Oct-08 16:30:19

im with cod on this one. i have no idea what either word means!! blush
please someone enlighten me smile
TIA xx

northernrefugee39 Mon 13-Oct-08 16:35:01

What is the thing you have said against it Kew, you erudite person?

northernrefugee39 Mon 13-Oct-08 16:35:30

What is the thing you have said against it Kew, you erudite person?

Kewcumber Mon 13-Oct-08 16:45:35





I said I was erudite NOT A BLEEDIN' TYPIST. [shrieking harpy emoticon]

SixSpotBonfire Mon 13-Oct-08 16:52:14

Give us an example of misuse of malapropism on mn, there's a love.

NewspiritsFromOldghosts Mon 13-Oct-08 16:55:10

(snort) I have nothing useful to add but find this thread really funny.
So eruditely written as well. grin

onebatmotherofNormanBates Mon 13-Oct-08 16:55:42


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