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#1 2009-08-13 18:42:03

nilep
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Registered: 2007-03-21
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Deftifying acts

This is thanks to Dr dave the hat, who noted the word “deftifying” in CatherineR’s Tone death thread.

While this may be a malapropism, it seems somewhat eggcorn-like. At least some of these users seem to blend deft completion of death defying acts.

video The World’s Most Deftifying Kung Fu Kicks
http://vodpod.com/watch/1287382-video-t … g-fu-kicks

To keep from crying, sighing,
Deftifying acts of a blacks not scared of dying
http://www.stlyrics.com/lyrics/shaft/toughguy.htm

Deftifying heights of satisfaction We climb yet ever heavenly toward gratification
http://www.myspace.com/1poetic

David Sherick is the Ringmaster of this tour-de-force of musical depreciation, scaling the deftifying heights of musical absurdity with an eight-piece orchestra strapped to his body all the while commanding the great masters of Western art music.
http://www.theatermania.com/philadelphi … ound_6410/

I can’t quite tell if the co-occurrence of “musical depreciation” and “deftifying heights” indicates self-conscious reshaping, or serial malapropism.

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