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Recockulous

adjective; folk etymology
Utterly ridiculous or absurd Apparent meaning, etymology, and type of word formation: The speaker means that the situation is ridiculous or absurd. This word was formed by a process only a male college student would dream up. By folk etymology, the coiner interpreted the sound “dic” from “ridiculous” as sounding similar to the more vulgar Modern English word “dick.” The sound combination “dic” in “ridiculous” in actuality has no relation to the word dick. The coiner then substituted another one syllable synonym for dick, cock, into the word. The word ridiculous comes from the Latin form rīdiculus, which came from rīdēre meaning ‘to laugh.’ The word “cock” comes from the Old English cocc, coc, kok. Possible reason used: Most likely in this case the coiner was not wishing to draw any particular attention to the actual meaning behind the word itself, but more likely wanted to draw attention to his use of a somewhat taboo word for shock value. Most likely he also found humor in the insertion.
 
I cannot believe that! It’s utterly recockulous!
Etymology : [folk etymology from “ridiculous” from L. rīdiculus, < rīdēre ‘to laugh’; cock: OE cocc, coc, kok]
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Last modified: 10 June 2008


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