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#1 2014-02-13 09:32:44

Dixon Wragg
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From: Santa Rosa, California
Registered: 2008-07-04
Posts: 618

"predophile" for "pedophile"

A few examples:

Predophile priests????
Q&A site

That is lets pretend I did that to your daughter and then you punish the naughty predophile.
adult confession

However I am pissed that they kicked him out and coverd up all those sick predophile preist incidents and let most them continue to preach!!
comment thread

Check out the movie! He is a predophile!
quiz

“Pedophile” and “predator” are used in conjunction so often it’s no surprise that people would blend them. Both the meanings and the pronunciations are similar enough that I think “predophile” qualifies as an eggcorn.

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#2 2014-02-13 21:23:03

kem
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From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2101

Re: "predophile" for "pedophile"

Good one.

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#3 2014-02-14 20:42:26

DavidTuggy
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From: Mexico
Registered: 2007-10-12
Posts: 1751
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Re: "predophile" for "pedophile"

The spelling predaphile is also common. This is certainly a purposeful blend for some users, and likely some who didn’t blend it on purpose may have learned it in already blended form. In neither case would it count as an eggcorn, but of course it may be an eggcorn for some others. It’s one of those that are hard to tell if you don’t have a direct confession as evidence.

[Urban Dictionary definition:] A predaphile is a man who preys on young girls. Is a combonation of a predator and a pedophile. Often says
dirty sexual things to girls too young for him. Usually …

Given the standardness of the phrase sexual predator , the existence of sexual predo/a/phile is no surprise.

You’re like a sexual predophile’s wet dream.

(Yuck!)

Last edited by DavidTuggy (2014-02-15 01:03:08)


*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .

(Possible Corollary: it is, and we are .)

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#4 2014-02-15 01:02:00

DavidTuggy
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From: Mexico
Registered: 2007-10-12
Posts: 1751
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Re: "predophile" for "pedophile"

Somewhat relevant:

[inmate report of accomplishments] completed interview on sexual prediture program

Can someone give me facts on these fossils, like what they eat, how they walked, , describe how they are today, were they prey or prediture

Just think how you would feel if you had been preyed upon but a sexual prediture and then the prediture got this type of publicity. report.


*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .

(Possible Corollary: it is, and we are .)

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