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#1 2015-08-06 10:58:41

David Bird
From: Montréal, QC
Registered: 2009-07-28
Posts: 1581

"Historical" for hysterical

I stumbled upon this one on reddit.

It was absolutely historical watching her (and others) do these sort of things, to the point that I was crying from laughing so hard. … e_victims/

I peg it as a silicism for hysterical, based on a spelling in the nature of “histerical”. Funny, nonetheless.



#2 2015-08-06 21:21:25

From: Mexico
Registered: 2007-10-11
Posts: 2197

Re: "Historical" for hysterical

If anybody really thinks this is the right word, they might think it is so funny as to deserve a place in history. But I also doubt that this is really an eggcorn for anybody.

*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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