Discussions about eggcorns and related topics
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Chris -- 2011-03-08
Neither lewdness nor cruelty is a virtue, but the two seem to sometimes be confused.
Lots of hits on the variation on the standard phrase:
Forum discussion title: “Lewd and Lavicious Behavior”
ABC News report: “Huckaby was charged days later with murder and the special circumstances of kidnapping, lewd and lavicious acts with a child…”
What do you call it when there’s a malaprop using an eggcorn? Apparently they meant “lavishness.”
Condo rental ad: “The laviciousness of the unit is extended with true wood and stone finish, custom trim work, and decoration throughout. ”
It’s possible that some are reading vice in there.
Or the carnal of the cardinal sins, lust.
The book I picked up at the library focused more on her lustivious character, and dislike of her husband.