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#1 2012-04-24 23:55:33

kem
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From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2147

exaggerbate

A word nerd blogger heard “exaggerbate” at work. A conflation, I assume, of “exaggerate” and “exacerbate.” There are a few other examples on the web:

Nutrition/medicine site: “I always am weary of new drugs, as they can exaggerbate IBS”

Depression forum: “And yes, some medications can exaggerbate this phenomena. ”

Another medical discussion: “it will just exaggerbate and start bleeding and stuff till the point whereby my steriod cream don’t help”

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#2 2012-04-26 01:27:36

David Bird
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From: Montréal, QC
Registered: 2009-07-28
Posts: 1189

Re: exaggerbate

Ha! Will wonders never cease. Exeggerated.

(I tried to see if anyone has made a three-way blend with exasperated. Mercifully, no go.)

Last edited by David Bird (2012-04-26 01:29:20)

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