Tuesday, January 17, 2012


Spoken by a "man on the street" interviewee on Fox 11 News in reference to the upcoming Grammy Awards - "If Alicia Keyes doesn't win, it'll be a tragesty." It is not known if this was a mispronunciation of "tragedy" or "travesty" however this new metaplastic word could be defined as "an exaggerated or grotesque imitation of a disastrous event" (Isn't that what Grammy means in French?). Special thanks to metaplasm reader Sairam Suresh for submitting this metaplastic word. (Originally posted February 27, 2002)

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