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#1 2009-03-22 22:28:27

burred
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From: Montreal
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"lopsighted" for "lopsided"

Something lopsided is tilted, askew, unbalanced, mismatched. It derives from a verb meaning to hang down, and, once again, may originally have referred to ships, as indicated in the OED (Online Etymological Dictionary!).

An ophthalmologist, no less, revisualized the word as lopsighted:

Astigmatsm is not a disease, it merely means the cornea is lopsighted (not round like a baseball but shaped like a football (American football)). (http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/287126)
When double vision or ghosting comes from one eye only the things we think of most commonly are: uncorrected astigmatism (lopsighted cornea), (http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/41090)}

In the first of these other examples you might see some connection to vision as well:

It’s disapointing to see all the lopsighted predictions. (http://sonsofsamhorn.net/index.php?showtopic=13899)

When you see a lopsighted interview bashing a fellow Republican… DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT !!!! (http://www.freeconservatives.com/vb/arc … /t-45.html)

It’s as simples as this, some people just ain’t that smart, or just way way to lopsighted mentally that running a business is like rocket science to them. (http://archinect.com/news/article.php?i … _0_24_15_M)

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#2 2009-03-22 22:55:24

DavidTuggy
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Re: "lopsighted" for "lopsided"

Oooh, I like it!
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Even something physically lop-sided will be askance to the viewer’s sight, lopsighted in that sense. And when it’s anything like a face that is lopsided, it will usually have the eyes off horizontal, so lop-sighted to one seeing the eyes, not just to the one looking out of them.
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Near-sighted, far-sighted, lop-sighted, … It’s a lovely series.

Who gives a rats asrse about your cross sighted eyes in your photo, if you dont have … I am cross sighted. I know that. Thanks for your observation.

I could not put the book down, even when my eyes became cross-sighted! A very easy read with many life learned lessons that the author is willing to share

I’m farsighted, and I am cross-sighted, and I have a huge astigmatism. I had to rely on having something of a sense of humor just to survive life

I don’t think cross-sighted has been reported yet, and I think it is an eggcorn too.
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This one’s already been reported: http://eggcorns.lascribe.net/forum/viewtopic.php?id=618 and http://eggcorns.lascribe.net/forum/view … p?pid=4607

What does it mean to be blind sighted by something/one?

And of course it goes the other direction:

I am far sided in one eye and near sided in the other…? – Yahoo …

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Far sided vision? Near sided vision mean? What is far sided vision? About Help Blog Sitemap WikiAnswers

Six virtues ; clearsidedness, cool headedness , persistence , patience , ethics , generosity . …..good manners

I think clearsidedness lets other people visually examine your liver. Definitely virtuous. (See the many hits on clear-sided computer cases and “such-likes”.)

Engineering technical paper: Vehicle Acceleration and Compartment Intrusion for Far- Sided Occupants Versus Near-Sided Occupants in Frontal Offset

Believe it or not, that one is legit, as another site explains:

Far-Sided or Non-Struck Side Occupant Collision Dynamics The far-sided occupant is defined as a person who is seated away from the struck side, or opposite,

I think I’ve just been far-sided.

That has to have been purposeful.

Yours for farce-eyed clear-sidedness.

Last edited by DavidTuggy (2009-03-22 23:02:44)


*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .

(Possible Corollary: it is, and we are .)

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#3 2009-03-22 23:18:54

burred
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From: Montreal
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Re: "lopsighted" for "lopsided"

My word, David Tuggy, you are seriously scary. It took you less than 30 minutes to put together that elaborate response which goes far beyond my entry. Your storehouse of these reworkings must be immense. I’ve been to your site, and laughed at the fractured expressions you’ve collected there till tears came to my eyes, but then again, I cry at the drop of a bucket.

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