leper » leopard

Chiefly in:   social leopard

Classification: English

Spotted in the wild:

  • Yes make sure your child becomes a social leopard and a complete idiot, because you have some unsubstantiated fear that they will go to hell. (Yahoo! Answers, Aug 2008 (approx.))
  • People who have been adopted or are in foster care should not be treated as a social leopard. (Search Your Love online dating, article, Aug 29, 2007)

Analyzed or reported by:

This is a rather low-frequency eggcorn. The mixed form “social lepard” is found, too:

> _You didn’t know what you wanted to wear. Nothing from Hottopic though unless you wanted to be a social lepard._ (link)

See also: social morays.

| link | entered by Chris Waigl, 2008/08/24 |

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