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#1 2007-01-02 15:00:38

poodletail
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Registered: 2007-01-02
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"misconscrewed" for "misconstrued"

As in, “He totally misconscrewed my words. He missed my point.”

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#2 2015-05-15 14:44:05

CatherineR
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Registered: 2006-08-09
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Re: "misconscrewed" for "misconstrued"

Aw… I thought I had a new one. A student writes: “I do agree that gender roles do get misconscrewed at times….” Too perfect.

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#3 2015-05-18 13:09:13

kem
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From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
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Re: "misconscrewed" for "misconstrued"

Possibly an eggplant, with punnish origins.

In a Language Log discussion, one commentator cites another perpetrator: “About 40 years ago, I knew a guy who said ‘misconscrewed’ all the time. It wasn’t a slip of the tongue or a deliberate attempt to be funny–he thought that was the actual word.”

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