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#1 2014-07-02 00:05:30

Dixon Wragg
From: Cotati, California
Registered: 2008-07-04
Posts: 1276

"intimate" for "imminent"

I love speed can cars, but I don’t like putting other people’s lives in such intimate danger like squeezing between cars in traffic like that.
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The only reason justifiably to call the police is if your life was in Intimate danger.
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I usually only worry about my friends when they are on a quest or in intimate danger.

Re: possible eggcornish meaning connection—Uh, maybe people are thinking of intimacy as being dangerous, or as being a kind of closeness not too different from imminence? Or maybe it’s just a non-eggcornish substitution.



#2 2014-07-02 07:34:44

David Bird
From: Montréal, QC
Registered: 2009-07-28
Posts: 1561

Re: "intimate" for "imminent"

Intimate danger. Good one, Dixon.



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