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#1 2014-05-13 23:57:35

From: Mexico
Registered: 2007-10-12
Posts: 1813


One of the blend-like ones; but there are lots of people who think that protuberant must have protrusion truding in there somewhere:

[NY Times] Evolution has left roosters with little to crow about in the protruberant genitalia department.

[medical sites:] Otoplasty or ear reshaping is employed in patients who have protruberant ears.

underdevelopment of the alveolar ridges, frontal bossing, a depressed nasal bridge, protruberant lips, and hypotrichosis.

Last edited by DavidTuggy (2014-05-13 23:58:20)

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#2 2014-05-14 19:48:09

From: Montreal
Registered: 2008-03-17
Posts: 975

Re: protruberant

Good one! Protruberance makes good sense. The forward, outward potato is dropped in favour of protruding exuberance. Kerouac went protruberant one better as protruderant.



#3 2014-05-16 01:15:02

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

Re: protruberant

It’s an eggcorn blend with deep historical roots. The OED has a citation for “protruberance” from the mid 1700s.



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