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this one comes from my friend sarah when she worked at kiehl’s. i was reminded of it in a recent e-mail:

“oh, don’t forget correctify … that’s the one that J used to always say … frank thought maybe she was actually a genius—cuz it’s a pretty good word … too bad she didn’t realize she had made it up.”

tricky. derived from error and ignorance it brilliantly blends two synonyms into a superlative: tweek, fix, correctify. to be reserved for the most extreme fuck-ups: financial, legal, cosmetic surgery, teen parties, etc. when used to its full potential.

contextual use:

“…Warren Buffet correctified Bear Stearns’ collapse by purchasing remaining stock for $15 billion and absorbing it immediately into Berkshire Hathaway.”

“…Sarah, not to correctify you, but tangerine-banana candles don’t go with pine-pond moss ones.”

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