qualm » quorum

Classification: English – questionable – vocalized /l/

Spotted in the wild:

  • Thanks for listening to my quorums about Seth. (NCD Tau Beta Sigma Secretary-Treasurer Report, 2000)
  • But at the end of the day, no mistake should be made: the twelve fraternal members of the SEC are at a crossroads, trying to balance their collective commitment towards being the most celebrated football conference in the nation with eradicating its newfound image of being maverick institutions with no quorums about bypassing a few NCAA rules. (Acceleration Online, Oct. 4, 2002)
  • I have no quorums about my disability. I’ve been wearing two artificial legs since 1947. (Lookout, CFB Esquimalt, Nov. 8, 2004)
  • Today we say that our society has no quorums about peoples sexual preferences. (Woman On The Edge of Time, review)

Marked questionable, since there doesn’t seem to be much of a semantic connection between _qualm_ and _quorum_… unless of course one feels uneasy about having the minimum number of members to conduct business.

| link | entered by Ben Zimmer, 2005/07/20 |

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