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Postby Bailey » Sat Jan 20, 2007 3:05 pm

gailr wrote:Today I read that some behaviours exculate problems.

tap-tap-tap... Hmmm, I see on The Google:
-415 others have already added exculate to their vocabularies;
-108 exculates;
-187 are exculating;
-396 have already exculated;
-only one has experienced exculation; and
-one hyped-up exculative.



wow, I'm impressed I never have THAT much extra time.
Just kidding, it's an interesting comment, are they all used instead of escalate? Are some intending exacerbate? OR Exoculate perhaps?

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Postby sluggo » Sat Jan 20, 2007 11:40 pm

It was a bit fuzzy when I heard it but today listening to National Weather Service radio in central PA, I think the voice said "...with a 40% chance of snow" -where 'snow' rhymes with 'plow' :lol:

I'm pretty sure these announcements are computer-generated- presumably someone (or something) types them in and the machine speaks. Anyone know more?
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Postby skinem » Sun Jan 21, 2007 11:02 am

The national weather service has gone to computer generated voices which does lead to some interesting sounding forecasts. It does work as you imagine...a forecaster types it in and, viola...toneless voice.
A good friend of mine worked for the weather service (until killed in a crash of an experimental plane) and one evening he showed me the system and played with it making it say some rather inappropriate non-weather related things...
He actually did like the system because it freed them up from having to take the time to read and record the forecast.
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Postby Bailey » Sun Jan 21, 2007 1:10 pm

Skinny, I just love those fake voices, especially when the wrong syllabyls [or wrong word] are empasized in a sentance, but Plow/snow has the ring of pretentious speech and resented even if only viscerally by viewers.

OH, and no one ever gets my jokes.

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Postby skinem » Sun Jan 21, 2007 2:08 pm

Bailey wrote:Skinny, I just love those fake voices, especially when the wrong syllabyls [or wrong word] are empasized in a sentance, but Plow/snow has the ring of pretentious speech and resented even if only viscerally by viewers.

OH, and no one ever gets my jokes.

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Shoot, I'm still trying to figure out what was meant by "exculate" much less catch jokes! Exculpate? Exacerbate?

I just operate on a different plane. Please note I didn't say "higher"...in this crowd, my plane is just plain lower.
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Postby Bailey » Sun Jan 21, 2007 11:11 pm

skinem wrote:
Shoot, I'm still trying to figure out what was meant by "exculate" much less catch jokes! Exculpate? Exacerbate?

I was thinking more like the Exoculate, eye poking out, call me Moe. You don't fool me that you don't know about exacerbate et al. [exhulate; breathing out of course]

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Postby skinem » Fri Feb 23, 2007 11:19 am

Heard this just this morning...

Cordarization. It took me a bit and hearing it a couple of times to figure out they meant cauterize.
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Postby gailr » Fri Feb 23, 2007 9:40 pm

Now if they'd only replaced those frayed cords and aging appliances...
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Postby Stargzer » Sat Feb 24, 2007 12:34 am

skinem wrote:Heard this just this morning...

Cordarization. It took me a bit and hearing it a couple of times to figure out they meant cauterize.


Well, you ARE in Middle Tennessee ... :D

Then again, I think I've heard my wife say "carterize." She's from Pgh.
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Postby Stargzer » Sat Feb 24, 2007 12:41 am

Bailey wrote:
gailr wrote:Today I read that some behaviours exculate problems.
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Just kidding, it's an interesting comment, are they all used instead of escalate? Are some intending exacerbate? OR Exoculate perhaps?

mark probably-just-not-'getting'-the-joke-sigh Bailey


Well, you escalated the problem to the proper forum, but sadly, there seems to be no cure for the masses out there on the Internet ... just remember the old Dorothy Parker quote about Horticulture. And if anyone doesn't I'll PM it to them. :shock:
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Postby gailr » Wed Mar 28, 2007 7:32 pm

Recently I've noticed people confessing to callised attitudes.
I'm not sure what can be done to smooth the rough edges for these people...

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Postby gailr » Fri Apr 27, 2007 11:46 pm

Tonight I read that another article had touched a cord in the writer. :!:

scw1217, I checked The Google and discovered that your eggcorn site was the first listing for this mix-up. They also mentioned an interesting inversion: vocal chords.

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Postby Stargzer » Sun Apr 29, 2007 2:02 am

gailr wrote:... vocal chords.

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Postby Lenetty » Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:34 am

Skinny, it's folks with pure lackadaisical attitudes that do that.
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Postby Perry Lassiter » Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:27 pm

Lennety, once again I'm in your debt. First time I've seen this old thread. Got any more?
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