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#1 2006-01-02 06:49:19

klakritz
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From: Winchester Massachusetts
Registered: 2005-10-25
Posts: 674

'purile' for 'puerile'

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
dex.php/t49688.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.
www.boards.ie/vbulletin/archive/index.php/t-263811.html

Hi all – my first post and I’m afraid a rather purile one.
www.birdforum.net/archive/index.php/t-1483

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