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#1 2012-12-30 13:17:11

Dixon Wragg
From: Santa Rosa, California
Registered: 2008-07-04
Posts: 715


Yesterday in a phone conversation a woman used the word “condensending” two or three times (not in reference to me, LOL!). This substitution is new to Eggcorn Forum, but a Google search yielded about 300 or so unique unambiguously eggcornish examples, for instance:

His bedside manners are rather condensending and cold.

i have a very good friend of mine who tends to be so condensending that i cringe when she acts that way.

Terrible Service, lazy,condensending,mean.

Look at what a condensending ass Paul Ryan is.

Went back to the store with receipt and that is where the rude and condensending attitude raised its ugly head.

...and then there was this rude tall drink of water who was very condensending and downright disrespectfull.

It seems like a real eggcorn to me because not only is the pronunciation close, but the speakers/writers could be thinking that if you’re talking to a stupid person, you must condense what you’re saying or they won’t understand—thus “condensending”.



#2 2012-12-30 16:41:40

From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2211

Re: Condensending

An eggcorn that deserves our credense.



#3 2012-12-31 14:58:26

From: Montreal
Registered: 2008-03-17
Posts: 972

Re: Condensending

Some of the written hits might be anticipation errors, but you can’t argue with those who don’t condense the ending.

However, to say that the same “bile” is being spouted is condense ending and, in this case (out of the posts made) wrong. … dan.88428/

No need to sound so condenseending. … futaba-ish



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