Douglas G. Wilson douglas at NB.NET
Thu May 13 01:58:14 UTC 2004

>I just heard on NPR, in a spontaneous and unrehursed interview the word
>sancture.  Is this a fusion of sanction and censure?

I think probably it is. Here is part of an exchange from Usenet (1996):

 > >>I want you to know that your forgeries are serious offenses that may
 > >>sancture at your school.
 > > ^^^^^^^^^
 > In article <4o0c2p$rs7 at>,
 > cmort at (Chris Morton) says:
 > >Leave it to Kenny to combine "sanction" and "censure" into one
word....  ; )
 > *Damn*!
 > I don't believe I f*cked up like that.
 > "Censure", folks. I guess I was thinking of both words at the same time.

-- Doug Wilson

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