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#1 2006-09-27 12:03:14

Grundoon
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Registered: 2006-09-27
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memorising for mesmerizing

From a post on YouTube referring to the band Garbage and Shirley Manson: “One of my favorite songs! Shirley is beautiful and her voice is memorising!”

Maybe that means “I can’t get her voice out of my mind.”

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#2 2019-01-08 04:02:12

Dixon Wragg
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Re: memorising for mesmerizing

This very nice eggcorn, having barely been mentioned years and years ago, deserves to be resurrected for more love on the occasion of my encountering it in the wild:

Gotta live these memorizing visuals. I could watch for hours
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#3 2019-01-08 08:52:14

yanogator
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Re: memorising for mesmerizing

I think that many times this one could be incorrect auto-correct, if the s is accidentally left out of mesmerizing.


“I always wanted to be somebody. I should have been more specific.” – Lily Tomlin

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#4 2019-01-08 14:59:59

Dixon Wragg
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Re: memorising for mesmerizing

yanogator wrote:

I think that many times this one could be incorrect auto-correct, if the s is accidentally left out of mesmerizing.

I agree, Bruce, but due to the relative rarity of “mesmerizing” and the convincing meaning connection (a mesmerizing sight or experience being likely enshrined in the memory), I assume it’s probably an eggcorn in some cases.

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