Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Wed Feb 22 15:38:53 UTC 2006

I've heard this several times on news shows over the years.  It's as though the speakers have been influenced by "mischevious(ly)," which, in my experience, is the statistical norm for Americans.


"Arnold M. Zwicky" <zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU> wrote:
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another morphological reanalysis, heard this morning in a KQED local
news report by Judy Campbell. ca, 1,300 raw google webhits for
"intraveniously", 750 for "intravenious". e.g.

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale is good. So is shooting cocaine and heroin
together intraveniously.

He was an intravenious drug user and a homosexual. He was a great
guy, and I will never forget him. daryl/wwwboard/messages/71.html

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