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#1 2006-02-27 18:05:00

Registered: 2006-02-27
Posts: 1


Here is my contribution to the degeneration of the English language.

Spotted on that great bastion of spelling excellence, Slashdot:

“I see this as something that targets the PS2’s huge instal base and could cost a fraction of a whole next-gen system (Rev), but offer similar enough experience to disway people from going out and getting the Revolution. It doesn’t have to be better”

Link to comment: … d=14811570

Forgot to do the obligatory Google search before posting, but after doing so, this is clearly a widespread phenomenon: … &hl=en&lr=


Last edited by ixionwastaken (2006-02-27 18:09:28)



#2 2006-02-28 11:43:38

From: California
Registered: 2005-10-25
Posts: 1665

Re: Disway

“Disway” for “dissuade” (500+ hits) is part of a relatively large family. There’s also “dissuage” (200+), “persuage” for “persuade” (500+), and “assuade” for “assuage” (500+).



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