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#1 2006-01-02 06:49:19

From: Winchester Massachusetts
Registered: 2005-10-25
Posts: 674

'purile' for 'puerile'

Like the preceding post, it’s amazingly common- over 40,000 ghits. And probably reflecting some confusion between puerility and purity (or impurity). Examples:

The purile humour works well in patches, but grates on you after a while. ...
Yes, it’s purile, yes, it’s childish, and yes, it’s downright disgusting… … olice.html

Well, Mother was right: it is purile, maybe even to the point of being unspeakably vulgar! But it’s also a lot of fun. … 3?v=glance

Anyway I really find the purile behaviour of inmates and seeming disconcern and
sometimes equally purile sentiment of “warders” quite disconcerting.

Hi all – my first post and I’m afraid a rather purile one.



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