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Chris -- 2011-03-08
My father has dyslexia and is a wealth of honestly unintended eggcorns.
This is what his word / lumpy medical condition is: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lipoma
Here are examples of others using it that I have found:
http://www.elitefitness.com/forum/anabo … 520-4.html
http://www.boatersed.com/forum/topic.as … hichpage=2
http://www.bullshit.com/showthread.php? … k!&p=64768
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.