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Chris -- 2015-05-30
A number of web writers agree that there is a “big” is in “ubiquitous,” even if they can’t decide whether to keep or omit the “q.” “Ubiquitous,” they perhaps do not know, is confected from the Latin word “ubique,” which also means “everywhere.” You don’t get much bigger than being everywhere.
: “With the ubiguitous Gareth Bale on the bench, Chris Coleman’s Wales failed to secure a vital win”
: “AP photojournalist Eddie Adams’s Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph of the incident became one of the most famous, ubiguitous and lasting images of the war in Vietnam”
: “. El Nuevo Pete Terrace obviously is Terrace’s true boogaloo album, as opposed to the ubiguitous live set, King of the Boogaloo on Alshire.”
: “a particularly face-melting rant directed at the ubigquitous ‘angry mob’ that pissed and shit themselves over the Xbox One”
: “alien invasion or the ubigquitous rogue comet/meteor come to smash us all”
Perhaps the motto of Harrod’s department store, “omnia omnibus ubique” would be more relevant if customers read it “omnia omnibus u big queue.”
Hatching new language, one eggcorn at a time.