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Chris -- 2015-05-30

#1 2009-08-13 14:42:03

Registered: 2007-03-21
Posts: 291

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 … g-fu-kicks

To keep from crying, sighing,
Deftifying acts of a blacks not scared of dying

Deftifying heights of satisfaction We climb yet ever heavenly toward gratification

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. … 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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