Just For Fun Egregious Discussion

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TwilightVulpine
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10:16:03 AM Jan 11th 2016
You know, I don't see what is the "fun" in nitpicking words to put this article in Just for Fun. If anything it's just the opposite.
Specialist290
10:25:38 AM Jan 11th 2016
edited by Specialist290
It's an old injoke. People noticed that "egregious" was an uncommon word that was commonly used here more often than you would think, and things took off from there.
TauCeti
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09:12:59 PM Aug 13th 2015
Is it a good idea to remove use of 'Egregious' in articles? If we're not careful then it means Permanent Red Link Club.
TwilightVulpine
10:13:22 AM Jan 11th 2016
Isn't it way too overboard to hunt down the use of a certain word? There may be times it fits. If not, reword it. But banning words just seems draconian for a wiki that calls itself "informal"
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.
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