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Chris -- 2011-03-08
I ran across the following usage.
The formulation process is tedious and timely.
I think they meant “time-consuming”. So I’m putting this one before the assembled wisdom of Eggcornistan. Interesting eggcorn or goofy solecism? Or some nice combination of the two maybe.
I see that thousands of people like the sound of “tiredsome”. Also too close to the original to be a fully hatched eggcorn, but pretty nevertheless. Is there a name hereabouts for these?
Awedsome. I like the idea that a tiredsome task is one that makes me some tired. But it’s probably the result of a cuddledsome d. Otherwise one would have liked to find irkedsome, which is not out there, and not gruedsome, which is.