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Chris -- 2015-05-30
Oodles of hits for “infeariority,” both on its own and wrapped in the phrase A few of the phrasal hits are puns about an infeariority complex being a phobia that one’s fears are not as deep as those of others, but the vast majority appear to be unpunned. It seems to me likely that at least some web users of “infearior” believe that the Teutonic “fear” and its semantics are embedded in the Latin-derived “inferiority.”
Hatching new language, one eggcorn at a time.
Very nice. If it’s not intentional it may be subconscious. I of course wondered about its opposite, superior. I found the following, which are at homeopathic dilution on the web (part of my april nonce parade, I guess). I only submit these because if nothing else, the first is an interesting case of personal eye dialect.
although roughly 1 year later 1945 the nuklear weapon would be complete but I don’t like Hitler would have waited that long to gain air speariority and the luffwafa would have made a bombing extremly difficult.
Spear over sword every time.