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#1 2014-06-27 14:16:11

Peter Forster
From: UK
Registered: 2006-09-06
Posts: 900

'collectic' for 'eclectic'

Greetings, erstwhile colleagues – I’ve somehow managed to get in under the radar.
I heard, or thought I heard, someone mention her collectic tastes and thought it worthy of sharing, but of course I’m marooned and unable to communicate without bothering Kem, or David T (whose addresses I have) and so am obliged to share such discoveries with myself, which is entirely unsatisfactory…

I have a very collectic taste in music. I love everything! Literally! From country to rock and everything in between!

I have pretty collectic taste. Everything from Flaming Lips to James Taylor; Garth Brooks to Eminem.

I have a very collectic taste. I will never make one piece of Jewelry the same.



#2 2014-06-28 09:31:10

From: Mexico
Registered: 2007-10-11
Posts: 1954

Re: 'collectic' for 'eclectic'

One of the best! Thanks, Peter! I think that’s one to keep and use.

*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .

(Possible Corollary: it is, and we are .)



#3 2014-06-29 00:34:48

Dixon Wragg
From: Cotati, California
Registered: 2008-07-04
Posts: 965

Re: 'collectic' for 'eclectic'

Peter Forster wrote:

I have a very collectic taste in music. I love everything Literally From country to rock and everything in between

Anyone who thinks “everything” equals “From country to rock and everything in between” is living in a very narrow world indeed. Reminds me of the joke: “I like all kinds of music—Country and Western.”



#4 2014-06-29 11:20:14

From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2374

Re: 'collectic' for 'eclectic'

Keep flying low, Peter. After all this time, you must have picked up a basketful of collectic eggcorns for us.

Hatching new language, one eggcorn at a time.
Latest book: Boundary Layer



#5 2014-06-30 11:28:26

Peter Forster
From: UK
Registered: 2006-09-06
Posts: 900

Re: 'collectic' for 'eclectic'

Thanks Kem. I now appear to be able to visit with impunity, but if I disappear again you’ll know why. As for that basket, would that it were so – unable to share them I learned to withstand the blandishments of those nests of possible eggcorns. That is, I stopped climbing trees and searching, but sometimes, as you know, they come looking for us.



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