Victoria Neufeldt vneufeldt at MERRIAM-WEBSTER.COM
Thu Feb 23 16:26:28 UTC 2006

> -----Original Message-----
> From: American Dialect Society
> [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU]On Behalf
> Of Arnold M. Zwicky
> Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2006 9:05 AM
> Subject: intravenious(ly)
> 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

Then there's 'mischievious', which has a long and venerable history.
On the other hand, you often hear 'homogenous' for 'homogeneous'.  I
just checked Merriam-Wester's Collegiate: 'homogenous' is there, but
not 'mischievious'.  Could be that people always write 'mischievous'
even though they say 'mischievious'.


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