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#1 2011-01-21 10:39:17

Registered: 2011-01-21
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'lumpoma' for lipoma

My father has dyslexia and is a wealth of honestly unintended eggcorns.

This is what his word / lumpy medical condition is:

Here are examples of others using it that I have found: … 520-4.html … hichpage=2 … k!&p=64768



#2 2011-01-21 12:29:07

From: Montreal
Registered: 2008-03-17
Posts: 971

Re: 'lumpoma' for lipoma

Good one, Fulci. A real misnoma. The ‘oma’ suffix means mass or lump, so a lumpoma is a lump-lump.

I was fascinated by one of the sites you turned up where weightlifters discuss their hernias, including how they keep pumping right through it, because a big rip is as easy to fix as a small. In for a penny, in for a pound. Also, “Lumpomas are not a big deal. They are fatty tumors. Everybody has them. The kind of hernia you are describing is very rare. Usually a guy gets a lumpoma on his abs and thinks it is a hernia.” Ah, I thought it was a new incipient beer can sprouting there.



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