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Chris -- 2011-03-08
That would be a saddo/masochist (probably more a saddist, and less masochist).
A fascinating documentary on the life of Bob Flanagan a saddo masochist dying of Cystic Fibrosis
She looked like a Madame straight out of a saddo-masochist dungeon
About a hundred ghits. I can whip up about the same number of awful puns but I shall have to discipline myself.
I can’t imagine this is anything more than a misspelling.
The pronunciation [sædɪst], which some consider more “correct” than [seʲdɪst], would most naturally be spelt saddist . ( Saddist/saddism is quite a common spelling. Misspellings of masochist/ism are also many.)
*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .
You’re almost certainly right, the both of you. My amusement overcame my better judgement.