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Chris -- 2018-04-11

#1 2014-07-09 00:16:45

From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2601

liebel << libel

The Eggcorn Database has the libel << liable eggcorn. Not mentioned there is a confusion about the spelling of libel. Libel is culpable lying and some want to find “lie” in the spelling as well as in the deed. See these examples.

Hatching new language, one eggcorn at a time.



#2 2014-07-09 07:58:11

Peter Forster
From: UK
Registered: 2006-09-06
Posts: 1013

Re: liebel << libel

It seems that such wanton fibbing can also bring on liver disorders and gastric distress:

Be very careful about printing libilious comments on a public forum. Shame on you!

It has been brought to my attention that someone has posted libilious slander about me on the HumboldtCraigslist personals rants and raves.

The female had claimed I was libilious as I had responded to a post she had made on a web board and said that she was stalking me, ...



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