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#1 2007-09-27 12:49:13

Peter Forster
Eggcornista
From: UK
Registered: 2006-09-06
Posts: 883

'screamish' for 'squeamish'

Many folk have the Elmer Fudd-like speech impediment which would sound ‘screamish’ as ‘squeamish’; it wouldn’t take much compensation by sympathetic listeners to misinterpret what’s meant. ‘Scream’ moreover is a much less obscure word than ‘squeam’, which isn’t a word at all.
It doesn’t seem too far-fetched to imagine that those who are excessively fastidious and easily shocked may well scream when confronted by something unpleasant.
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It’s not that i am screamish, its just i dont want the stress of that, its not my idea of fish keeping and if i am being selfish like that (which i still …
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PARASITE REMOVED FROM THE EYEBALL OF A YOUNG N, NOT FOR THE SCREAMISH!Loa Loa worms (also known as the “eye worm”) are classified as filarial worms, ...
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One woman couldn’t buy a whole chicken from the supermarket through being too screamish, yet she listed her favourite food as chicken? ...
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If you’re screamish about eyes (y’know like touching your own eye, that sort of thing) or needles it’s best to avoid this film! ...
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It sounds like it involves operations and I’ma bit screamish – okay, so I’m very screamish ….. Is it good? Chez. Back to top …
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#2 2007-09-27 13:11:37

jorkel
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Registered: 2006-08-08
Posts: 1455

Re: 'screamish' for 'squeamish'

Awesome find Peter. One of your best to date.

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#3 2007-09-27 13:16:52

JonW719
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From: Colorado
Registered: 2007-09-05
Posts: 285

Re: 'screamish' for 'squeamish'

I think, if my understanding of eggcorns is correct, that this would be a classic one!


Feeling quite combobulated.

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