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#1 2009-05-12 00:11:50

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.
[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. … _Id=237284

6,000 AIDS related funerals every day in Africa alone. Why? Largely because there is a stingma attached to using condoms.

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. … 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)



#2 2009-05-12 01:09:47

From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2598

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)

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#3 2009-05-12 08:27:24

From: Mexico
Registered: 2007-10-11
Posts: 2154

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 .)



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