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SmartGirl333
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04:29:01 PM Jan 1st 2015
I just edited to show that it's used loads as a substitute/euphemism for "notable" on This Very Wiki
shokoshu
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07:53:37 AM Nov 6th 2013
Ha! Possibly nailed down the guy who started it all (outside TV Tropes, that is): Dr. Robert Hübner, German chess grandmaster, who named a book of his "Fünfundfünfzig feiste Fehler", which got translated to "egregious errors" for alliteration. (Justified, since he has a Ph.D. in papyrology and is very erudite.) "Possibly" since a search on Amazon also revealed English learning text with that phrase. Needs moar research.

Oof
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01:10:58 PM Feb 16th 2013
When did this word come to indicate intelligence, arrogance and/or erudition?

It's a perfectly unassuming, serviceable word.

What the hell, tropers. Apparently viewers really are morons.
originalhobbit
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06:43:29 PM Feb 11th 2013
The use of this word as a pothole is becoming pretty egregious.
JamesShade
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12:36:24 PM Oct 9th 2012
I fear this is becoming widespread enough that one day it might fall victim to the Permanent Red Link Club, just like Did Not Do The Research.