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#1 2018-09-24 05:29:44

Dixon Wragg
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From: Cotati, California
Registered: 2008-07-04
Posts: 1338

"intice" for "entice"

While this is all well and good, it’s not very inticing.
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ALberto is modest and has a hard time talking about himself and his work, but I intice him so you can get to know this very talented and wonderful photographer more.
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It is becasue of this services and welfare entitlements that do not intice poor individuals to work for a living.
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...sometimes I think I just get so content with where I am in my development that Im not inticed to study as I should be!
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If a grown man is inticed by a 4 year old he is the one with the problem.Four year olds don’t even know the definition of intice.
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I have always been inticed by the blackberry line of phones. How they could do everything, browse the web, IM, Email and so on.
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“Intice” is an obsolete version of “entice”, but I suspect that few if any of those using the word nowadays know that. Just a misspelling, or an eggcorn in some cases? “Entice” means to draw someone in, so *in*tice would seem to have an eggcornish meaning-connection.

Last edited by Dixon Wragg (2018-09-25 08:16:22)

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#2 2018-09-25 01:33:52

DavidTuggy
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Re: "intice" for "entice"

Metatheses (of which your eggcronsih is a nice double example) fastenate me. I wonder if people mix up incite to get intice .

(Surely incite occurs as a malapropism for entice . I am quite sure I have seen it written so, though I did not find an example right away. There are many environments where both could fit, e.g.

The devil, on the other hand, knows how to incite us to break covenants with his diabolical charm. He seduced Eve with a lie.

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*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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