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#1 2006-06-03 12:50:57

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

'interrorgation' for 'interrogation'

‘Interrorgation’ is found as a deliberate play on words in the title of a book about the CIA and its methods. However, it also occurs often enough as a spontaneous reshaping. Expressing, as it does, an unvoiced fear of police and governmental power, ‘interrorgation’ should become the official spelling (editorial comment). Examples:

Police Car Stolen…from the Station
Officers believe that the man arrested must have somehow stolen the key, during his interrorgation.

A list of work orders from the US government’s $66.2 million contract with CACI for interrorgation services has been compiled …

His conviction was the result of a confession that followed days of torture and interrorgation by police, despite the fact that such tactics are forbidden … … &scyr=2005

... is being made the scapegoat for questionable legal advice provided by the Justice Department with respect to the interrorgation of detainees.

A scene that cleverly crosscuts between interrorgation rooms where Ford and Hartnett are being grilled by internal affairs draws big laughs – Ford’s … … de100.html

Abdullah Ocalan, the terrorist chief, said in his interrorgation that he has 2.2 million US dollars and many houses. … adolu.html



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