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#1 2007-08-26 14:19:43

golfwidow
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Registered: 2007-08-26
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"Tyrant" for "Tirade"

Captured in the wild, from a blog:

“Forgive me for a moment while I got into a tyrant over this article …”

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#2 2007-08-26 17:22:05

jorkel
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Re: "Tyrant" for "Tirade"

Sounds like a malapropism… unless we can conjure up the right imagery.
Right now, all the two have in common is a negative connotation.

Here are a couple of the construction “Go off on a tyrant”...

CNN.com – TranscriptsHe would become very animated and go off on a tyrant, you know, just a fit about, you know, all these Jews that are in the media and on the news. ...
transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0504/13/pzn.01.html – 71k – Cached – Similar pages

Discuss Connellsville, PA – Fay-West.comthere you go off on a tyrant of jest. i will redefine myself. i am a bigot and a racist. i hate everyone who was not born and raised in the USA. if nobody …
www.connellsville.com/discuss/?thread=102114 – 54k – Cached – Similar pages

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