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#1 2012-01-28 23:56:43

From: Montreal
Registered: 2008-03-17
Posts: 974

this guy is just trying to intimatedate you

When intimidating is broken between lines of text, it looks like intimi—dating. I ran across that split and wondered if others had built an image based on dating. The hits I found are so strange that I hesitate to say they are eggcorns, though they do quack that way. Getting in your face can be intimate, in a sense, I guess.

ah yes but that brother looks like he can handle that bow he looks like he could protect her rather well. and he still intimatedate’s her sometimes even now … _next=prev

But for pete’s sake this guy is just trying to intimatedate you. Tell him to go ahead and sue you. … -he-2.html

I and one of the other jurist had a gentleman try to intimatedate us. … -statement

i live in the bad side of La most of my life no small town guy was going to intimatedate me know matter how tall and muscler he was. … werewolf-2



#2 2012-01-29 16:06:45

From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2211

Re: this guy is just trying to intimatedate you

Looks to me like a case of the semantic snuggles.

Two more examples with the component words divided. Unfortunately, they are from transcripts:

CNN newsroom transcript: “. David Letterman did exactly the right thing, which is to mock those folks who try to intimate date through fear. ”

Another transcript of a politician: “But the government can’t be intimate dated by that”



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