self-righteous » self-richeous

Classification: English

Spotted in the wild:

  • Stop being such self richeous prigs and get on with the downloading. ( forum, October 28, 2002)
  • She is pretentious and self-richeous. (Amazon customer review, February 21, 2005)
  • I had a lady come up to me to offer the same self-richeous bullshit that is being offered out here. (Discover Vancouver Forum, Aug 9, 2005)
  • I believe Erica to be (in addition to the characteristics you suggest) also vindictive and self-richeous, and always ready to “pay someone back” for what [she believes] they’ve done to her. (, Mar 14, 1997)

Seen on IRC today. About 300 occurrences on Google.

| link | entered by Chris Waigl, 2005/10/14 |


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    Commentary by jessica young , 2005/10/21 at 3:23 pm

    I thought “typos” were not listed as eggcorns … “richeous” isn’t a word, so this is merely a phonetic misspelling, no? thank you for this site, by the way. I stumbled over it yesterday, and I’ve been groping around, looking for something like this for years. I’m a copy editor, new to my job, and I find myself confronting constructions like “beckon call” and needing some authority to back up my assertion that this is incorrect.

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