Eggcorn Forum

Discussions about eggcorns and related topics

You are not logged in.


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 2006-06-03 19:31:24

From: Winchester Massachusetts
Registered: 2005-10-25
Posts: 674

'individious' for 'invidious'

Invidious distinctions and judgments divide people, but ‘invidious’ shares a root with ‘envy’ not with ‘divide.’ 700+ ghits, e.g.,

By joining Kaiser Permanente’s brief, CMA joins the nation’s largest HMO in opposing individious discrimination in medicine.

The first is the fact that The Da Vinci Code is that most elusive and individious phenomenon – a word-of-mouth success. … ccess.html

Key Issues in Sociological Theory
Arnason, Jóhann P. (2003), “East and West: From individious dichotomy to incomplete deconstruction”, in: Handbook of Historical Sociology, ...

Simultaneously, it also paradigmatically stands for what Mary Ann Doane refers to as the “individious network of invisible power relationships …

There is no spirit of individious distinction, in thus separating the more intelligent from the less intelligent students, but merely an effort to …



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