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Chris -- 2011-03-08
Sorrid usually excites interest and admiration from the crowd.
I’m obliquely reminded to mention an interesting misspelling/mispronunciation: some years back, two friends of mine (who I went to high school with in Palo Alto) referred to someone’s “sorrid past.” They were really surprised to hear that the word they meant was spelled and pronounced sordid. We never did figure out where they’d both learned it as sorrid. And this came up again recently, when someone else who also grew up in Palo Alto casually used the word sorrid in conversation. (In this recent case the person did know the word sordid when I mentioned it, though.) So now I’m wondering if this is a Palo Alto thing, or if everyone learns it that way. Kinda like frustum, which even computer-graphics professionals tend to believe is spelled and pronounced frustrum.
Boxers – Bad Men And Their Sorrid Stories
thinking on things said in a number of threads over the past few months, I decided to create this thread, detailing all things especially sorrid that boxers have participated in.
Response: Torrid? Sordid? Neologism? Either way, I like it.