Issue 162, page 3
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Don Pelto wants to pelt people who say laxadaisical
You are correct, the combination does not exist. Clearly people are confusing lax and lackadaisical. They are not related.
Though we heartily endorse the sentiment, we cannot entirely approve of malaphonius as it combines Latin and Greek. How about dysphonic... or even cacaphonic?
Have you heard or read similar or equally distressing usages?
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