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#1 2007-08-26 10:19:43

Registered: 2007-08-26
Posts: 2

"Tyrant" for "Tirade"

Captured in the wild, from a blog:

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



#2 2007-08-26 13:22:05

Registered: 2006-08-08
Posts: 1455

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”... – 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. ... – 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 … – 54k – Cached – Similar pages



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