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Chris -- 2011-03-08
Like the preceding post, it’s amazingly common- over 40,000 ghits. And probably reflecting some confusion between puerility and purity (or impurity). Examples:
The purile humour works well in patches, but grates on you after a while. ...
Yes, it’s purile, yes, it’s childish, and yes, it’s downright disgusting…
www.screenselect.co.uk/visitor/product/ … olice.html
Well, Mother was right: it is purile, maybe even to the point of being unspeakably vulgar! But it’s also a lot of fun.
www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/ … 3?v=glance
Anyway I really find the purile behaviour of inmates and seeming disconcern and
sometimes equally purile sentiment of “warders” quite disconcerting.
Hi all – my first post and I’m afraid a rather purile one.