Eggcorn Forum

Discussions about eggcorns and related topics

You are not logged in.

Announcement

Registrations were closed for a long time because of forum spam, but I have re-opened them on a trial basis.

The forum administrator (chris dot waigl at gmail dot com) reserves the right to request users to plausibly demonstrate that they are real people with an interest in the topic of eggcorns. Otherwise they may be removed with no further justification. Likewise, accounts that have not been used for posting may be removed.

Thanks for your understanding.

Chris -- 2015-05-30

#1 2009-05-12 00:11:50

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

"stingma" for "stigma"

A stigma can feel like having been “stung” in a way that marks you. And stigmas certainly attract stinging remarks (though stigmata presumably don’t). There are about a dozen unique hits for the string “a stingma,” and about the same number for “the stingma”; most of the other 155 citations of “stingma” aren’t instances of the reshaping. Examples:

Karma is like a stingma and almost every religion I believe has something like a stingma. I could be wrong because I don’t know everything.
http://snoopy-9487.diaryland.com/040824_58.html
[The repetition makes it clear this is standard for the writer.]

This is 2005, we women have EARNED the right to be sexual creatures. Sure, some people still attatch a stingma.
http://forums.plentyoffish.com/usermess … _Id=237284

6,000 AIDS related funerals every day in Africa alone. Why? Largely because there is a stingma attached to using condoms.
http://eggcorns.lascribe.net/forum/index.php

In our American society (because we still take after the British), there’s a stingma that nice girls don’t – think about it, do it too often, or be overly sexy, especially if we are not currently in a relationship, especially a monogamous relationship, so viewing these sites fills a need for a release, the same as men, really.
http://www.flowerdust.net/2006/06/21/re … ticles-up/

Edit: I originally underrepresented the numbers for “stingma” because I forgot I’d been searching for the string “a stingma.”

Last edited by patschwieterman (2009-05-12 03:25:37)

Offline

 

#2 2009-05-12 01:09:47

kem
Eggcornista
From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2245

Re: "stingma" for "stigma"

Super. Beadwof is at his plots again. He’s probably working on the “ma” part right now.

Last edited by kem (2009-05-12 11:34:38)

Offline

 

#3 2009-05-12 08:27:24

DavidTuggy
Eggcornista
From: Mexico
Registered: 2007-10-11
Posts: 1837
Website

Re: "stingma" for "stigma"

1st class.
.
You all know Ogden Nash’s The Third Jungle Book ? (“Why does the pygmy /indulge in polygmy?”)


*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 .)

Offline

 

Board footer

Powered by PunBB
PunBB is © 2002–2005 Rickard Andersson
Individual posters retain the copyright to their posts.

RSS feeds: active topicsall new posts