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#1 2005-10-26 09:26:32

klakritz
Eggcornista
From: Winchester Massachusetts
Registered: 2005-10-25
Posts: 674

'insectuous' for 'incestuous.'

In ‘Ada’ Vladimir Nabokov has his principal characters play ominously with the triple anagram ‘insect-incest-nicest.’ Apparently, this verbal similarity gets picked up outside of fiction too. The reshaping is perhaps influenced by the real or imagined mindelss fecundity of insects. Examples:

Hs realtionship with hii sister may well have been insectuous but this would
hardly have been the first case of such activity.
forum.powweb.com/archive/index.php/t-33296.html

We know that politics and political reporting is an insectuous business, ...
www.patrickruffini.com/archives/2005/03 … taffer.php

Sounded almost as if it was vaugely insectuous. I wondered if Luke was his brother or something, he being the guy in the photo.
www.fkfanfic.com/fanfic/j/just1993.txt

But HCE is compromised by guilt, his nebulous sin in the park and his “insectuouslonging” burden him with the stain of “original sin.
www.themodernword.com/joyce/joyce_works_fw.html

Zues was a womanizer and had an insectuous relationship with his sister, Loki killed his brother for no other reason than he was told it couldn’t be done, ...
www.ultimatecentral.com/forum/showthrea … 931&page=2

... doubtlessly a menagerie of technologies and the oversite of a few intellectually insectuous eggheads?
portland.indymedia.org/en/2003/04/57173.shtml

You just called me a cute and cuddly penguin. And insectuous penguin, but a penguin none-the-less.
roleplayinggeeks.net/ZFORUM/viewtopic.php?p=41862&sid=e55293eb9877fe1722e5ffcccdea1b8d

Our southeastern shore is insectuous with corruption.
www.clubconspiracy.com/modules/newbb/vi … 05&foru…

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#2 2005-10-26 21:31:22

Chris Waigl
Eggcorn Faerie
From: London, UK
Registered: 2005-10-14
Posts: 115
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Re: 'insectuous' for 'incestuous.'

Added.

The forum is very handy to reply to each submission individually.

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