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Old 03-10-2014, 08:26 AM   #361
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normothermic:
(medicine) Having a normal body temperature.
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Old 03-12-2014, 09:05 AM   #362
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zombie out:
(informal) Become like a zombie in being listless, vacant, and
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Old 03-13-2014, 08:01 AM   #363
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hamiform:
Curved at the extremity, shaped like a hook.
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Old 03-17-2014, 12:26 PM   #364
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dudeen:
A short-stemmed Irish pipe made out of clay.
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Old 03-18-2014, 08:22 AM   #365
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tribology:
(physics, engineering) The science and technology of friction,
lubrication, and wear.
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Old 03-19-2014, 08:09 AM   #366
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A vague definition for you today:

vaguery:
1. (uncountable) Vagueness, the condition of being vague.
2. (countable) A vagueness, a thing which is vague, an example of
vagueness.
3. (countable, in the plural) An eggcorn for vagaries.
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Old 03-19-2014, 08:24 AM   #367
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I had to look this up, after reading #3 above

eggcorn (plural eggcorns)

(linguistics) An idiosyncratic but semantically motivated substitution of a word or phrase for a word or words that sound identical, or nearly so, at least in the dialect the speaker uses.

Etymology

The subject of eggcorns was first introduced on the Internet on September 23, 2003 by Mark Liberman on the website Language Log.[1]

He discussed the case of a woman who always thought the word acorn was egg corn. Later on, the word egg corn or eggcorn was suggested by Geoffrey K. Pullum to name such linguistic peculiarities.

Chris Potts has told me about a case in which a woman wrote "egg corns" for "acorns." This might be taken to be a folk etymology, like "Jerusalem" for "girasole" in "Jerusalem artichoke" (a kind of sunflower). But it might also be treated as something like a mondegreen (also here and here), the kind of "slip of the ear" that is especially common in learning songs and poems. Finally, it's also something like a malapropism, where a word is mistakenly substituted for one of similar sound shape.

Examples

deep-seeded instead of deep-seated
deformation of character instead of defamation of character
for all intensive purposes instead of for all intents and purposes
free reign instead of free rein
oldtimer's disease instead of Alzheimer's disease
on tender hooks instead of on tenterhooks
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Old 03-19-2014, 08:30 AM   #368
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Faster than me this morning, I was going to be looking "eggcorn" up as soon as I got some coffee.

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Old 03-19-2014, 10:36 AM   #369
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A friend of mine was in the hospital and complained that she didn't want the staff to tell her any more banal platitudes. She later found a note on her chart, "Patient doesn't like plain attitudes."
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Old 03-19-2014, 07:38 PM   #370
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ROFL!!! I guess some nurses have their own eggcorns. I know I do and they are getting worse.
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