Discussions about eggcorns and related topics
You are not logged in.
Registrations were closed for a long time because of forum spam, but I have re-opened them on a trial basis.
The forum administrator (chris dot waigl at gmail dot com) reserves the right to request users to plausibly demonstrate that they are real people with an interest in the topic of eggcorns. Otherwise they may be removed with no further justification. Likewise, accounts that have not been used for posting may be removed.
Thanks for your understanding.
Chris -- 2015-05-30
For interior excruiate ligament.
No citation, other than to a friend who had his sugically repaired.
Do you mean “anterior cruciate ligament?”
“Excruciate” for “cruciate” has eggcorn potential, considering the pain caused by a torn knee ligament.
Interesting verb, “excruciate.” It’s pretty much obsolete as a transitive verb and a past particle, as you can see by the . The present participle, however, from a midcentury lull. Notice that “excruciating” begins to recover about the time late-night TV begins.
Welcome to the forum, triple-xs. Your friend isn’t the only one who thinks the pain of this ligament can be excruciating.
Phil said that the injection had hit the anterior excruciating ligament!!
http://ginny-letyourlightshine.blogspot … stacy.html
his teammate, Jamie, tears an excruciating ligament in his leg during a reserve game
But I hope you don’t mind if we include you in that inventive group, because the ligament in question is the . You’ve in fact spawned what we call a double yolker, by calling it interior as well, which is anatomically correct, and indicates clearly where the pain is coming from. I’m euphoric when I discover that I’ve been incubating an eggcorn for years; I hope you take it the same way!
Ha- beat me by 3 minutes.
Last edited by burred (2011-02-20 19:43:31)