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#1 2017-05-23 10:56:58

DavidTuggy
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From: Mexico
Registered: 2007-10-11
Posts: 2100
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spectacle < skeptical

My mom was spectacle of the whole thing

I didn’t buy it first off because I was highly spectacle about the gameplay.

PS: there may have been a rape, I’m highly spectacle about there being 52 rapes. I think consensual sex becomes a rape
when […]

I was highly spectacle about this release. I’m a huge FOAM head but hearing the word “Suede” automatically turned me off.

(The first was spoken, the others found on the Internet.) Probably this is mostly, in most cases, a spoonerism/metathesis (an interesting one: you don’t so often switch parts of the onset and coda of the same syllable.) It might be a spelling/typing metathesis if one spells it sceptical But to the extent that the notion of speculation is awakened by spectacle it might fit in somewhat eggcornically. I am sceptical of what I suspect is only speculative, even if I myself am the one speculating.

Susceptible might be involved in there too, somewhere (?)

Last edited by DavidTuggy (2017-05-23 10:59:10)


*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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#2 2017-05-25 12:22:34

David Bird
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From: Montréal, QC
Registered: 2009-07-28
Posts: 1515

Re: spectacle < skeptical

We can only specutal about the genesis of these mutatns.

My name is S.P. and I am from Denmark. I am a highschool teacher and an avid reader of science fiction, fantasy and other specutal fiction.
http://www.mackat.dk/book/about/

The doubt increased rapidly as the afflicted girls stories and accusations led to more upper class people being accused such as the wives of Governor Phipps and Reverend Increase Mather. Which led to specutal evidence, which had condemned many before, to be deemed unreliable.
http://witchesofsalemtheirstory.weebly. … miner.html

The vibrations on the motor create panic so they swim and jump out of natural reaction. Pretty crazy specutal to see first hand. Sucks catching one to the back of the head.
https://crowniehq.net/forum/archive/ind … -9461.html

At least Z at the decency to call both the Cav’s owner and GM himself instead of going on national tv and making a specutal of himself.
http://m.topix.com/forum/basketball-pla … SMTMUO1HKQ

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#3 2017-05-26 17:24:21

Dixon Wragg
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From: Cotati, California
Registered: 2008-07-04
Posts: 1212

Re: spectacle < skeptical

DavidTuggy wrote:

...to the extent that the notion of speculation is awakened by spectacle it might fit in somewhat eggcornically. I am sceptical of what I suspect is only speculative, even if I myself am the one speculating.

Upon encountering this thread, I immediately pictured someone putting on their spectacles to skeptically examine something. I think eggcornicity of this substitution (in some cases) is pretty likely.

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