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revised Compound noun with completely different meaning
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comment Compound noun with completely different meaning
Are you only looking for instances where the compound word is derived from the two inferred constituents? Presumably, if you are demonstrating the ability for the reader/listener to automatically disambiguate based on context, good examples could be words comprising parts whose meanings were potentially ambiguous for many reasons - e.g. spelling, pronunciation - despite having distinct etymologies. An example could be "sorbet". When spoken, this could be identical or nearly identical to "sore bay", and its correct interpretation would still illustrate your point.
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comment Recur vs. Reoccur
@JanusBahsJacquet Not crucial at this point, but are you sure that endpoints of a single instance of an interval are not (trivially) regular? I think what I had in mind 3+ years ago was a single future instance of an already repeating event.
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comment Recur vs. Reoccur
Can't believe I never noticed the relationship to 'recursion'. I was probably thrown off by the backronym 'recurse'. The quoted definition seems to fit conceptually extremely well, where the intervals are iterations rather than time per se.
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comment Is there a term for being attracted to dead people?
Along the lines of "idolize", I'd throw "hagiofacture" in there as well.
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