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Chris -- 2018-04-11

#1 2018-04-18 16:00:56

From: Montreal
Registered: 2008-03-17
Posts: 1104

'Fearocious' and 'virocious' for ferocious

A student made a blend, in French, of the words for ferocious and voracious, which came out as something like virocious in English. A blend of voracious, virulent and ferocious.

Gooseberry sawfly larvae are virocious leaf feeders feeding from April onwards. … oseberries

Altough small, these guys can be quite virocious. #meerkat

Add a soup├žon of fear and you get…

Obviously, the idea of this was to make a small, fearocious looking thing that would look generally creepy.

Participants are sure to get excited towards the finish as they slide under a fearocious giant Gorilla and slide alongside a long python.



#2 2018-05-06 23:50:33

From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2659

Re: 'Fearocious' and 'virocious' for ferocious

“Fearocious” Great eggcorn. Lots of puns on the web, but also many serious uses.

Hatching new language, one eggcorn at a time.



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