[Ads-l] A word for email blunders

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Sun May 3 12:29:15 UTC 2015


I changed the subject line.

David Barnhart wrote:

> Sorry.  I meant to fix the heading but pushed the send

> button.  Is there a cute or fancy word for that?


W Brewer wrote:

> WB coins: Lapsidigitation.

> (Lapsus linguae x prestidigitation)



This word niche has not yet been filled (I think). News articles have
discussed the problem of email errors:


Website: CBS News

Article: Email Mistakes at Work: How to Survive Them

Author: Mike Zimmerman

Timestamp: October 7, 2010, 3:00 AM

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/email-mistakes-at-work-how-to-survive-them/





Website: CBS News

Article: 5 career-destroying email blunders

Author: Dave Johnson

Timestamp: November 3, 2011, 5:01 PM

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/5-career-destroying-email-blunders/


Here are some candidates constructed via blending and concatenation. Not
very impressive, I know. But someone else might find the right neologism.


mailapse emailapse mismail

gaffmail  mailgaffe emailgaffe

slipmail mailslip emailslip

mailtrip emailtrip

emailstake mailstake eblunder


Garson

On Sat, May 2, 2015 at 7:48 PM, W Brewer <brewerwa at gmail.com> wrote:

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> WB coins: Lapsidigitation.
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