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Chris -- 2015-05-30

#1 2006-09-19 18:31:41

From: Ontario, Canada
Registered: 2006-09-18
Posts: 1


I recently came across eggcorns in an article in New Scientist magazine and this word came to mind immediately. I first heard it used by a coworker at coffee break about fifteen years ago and it has become part of my vocabulary. I find it much more descriptive than the original word idiosyncrasy from which it is derived.



#2 2006-09-19 20:56:20

Registered: 2006-08-08
Posts: 1455

Re: idiotsyncrasy

IDIOTSYNCRACY! Kinda conjures up the notion of IDIOTs in SYNC in a bureauCRACY. Cute!

Last edited by jorkel (2006-09-19 20:59:49)



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