it's a great life, if you don't weaken (matociquala) wrote,
it's a great life, if you don't weaken
matociquala

With one fist raised in anger, with one foot in the fire:

Poll #719439 (en)fouled

Is "enfouled" (i.e., "the diver became enfouled in the netting") a Real Word, or a horrible chimera created by tacking syllables onto the front of the front of the perfectly good extant word "fouled" by analogy to "enfolded," without changing the meaning?

the diver became fouled in the netting!
24(22.4%)
the diver became enfouled in the netting!
5(4.7%)
the diver should have carried his sheath knife, and he wouldn't be having this problem.
19(17.8%)
clicky!
2(1.9%)
ticky!
0(0.0%)


Please indicate your nationality and regional dialect in comments, in addition to any dictionary cites you feel moved to provide.

(I know medievalist has an itchy OED finger)
Tags: pedantry
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