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Chris -- 2015-05-30
For interior excruiate ligament.
No citation, other than to a friend who had his sugically repaired.
Do you mean “anterior cruciate ligament?”
“Excruciate” for “cruciate” has eggcorn potential, considering the pain caused by a torn knee ligament.
Interesting verb, “excruciate.” It’s pretty much obsolete as a transitive verb and a past particle, as you can see by the . The present participle, however, from a midcentury lull. Notice that “excruciating” begins to recover about the time late-night TV begins.
Hatching new language, one eggcorn at a time.
Welcome to the forum, triple-xs. Your friend isn’t the only one who thinks the pain of this ligament can be excruciating.
Phil said that the injection had hit the anterior excruciating ligament!!
http://ginny-letyourlightshine.blogspot … stacy.html
his teammate, Jamie, tears an excruciating ligament in his leg during a reserve game
But I hope you don’t mind if we include you in that inventive group, because the ligament in question is the . You’ve in fact spawned what we call a double yolker, by calling it interior as well, which is anatomically correct, and indicates clearly where the pain is coming from. I’m euphoric when I discover that I’ve been incubating an eggcorn for years; I hope you take it the same way!
Ha- beat me by 3 minutes.
Last edited by burred (2011-02-20 19:43:31)