- Maybe this is supposed to be the word more commonly spelled confusticate ? —Muke Tever 14:55, 23 Jul 2004 (UTC)
- Quite possibly. "Confusticate" is a valid word. I'll move it. — Paul G 15:29, 23 Jul 2004 (UTC)
- The word is used many times in J.R.R. Tolkien's book "The Hobbit". Rafael Calsaverini 17:51, 19 January 2012 (UTC)
First Usenet usages found via Google Groups:
- confusicated: alt.rave - 9 Aug 1993 by a.stranger: 
- confusicate: talk.politics.misc - 7 Jun 1996 by Roger C. Shouse: 
- confusicator: comp.programming - 13 Jun 1997 by GraemeM: 
- confusication: alt.guitar - 22 Dec 1997 by Sorcerer: 
- confusicates: alt.tasteless.jokes - 6 Jul 1999 by A flying mammal: 
- confusicating: alt.tasteless.jokes - 6 Oct 1999 by Happy Hyena: 
— Hippietrail 02:07, 24 Jul 2004 (UTC)
We are going to have a really hard time getting this word included if they delete the accumulated citations every time they delete the page. Here's a Tolkien one submitted by 188.8.131.52: #: "confusticate and bebother those dwarves!" -- The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien.
Kappa 23:55, 3 July 2006 (UTC)
This really pisses me off actually. Create, find citations, delete, lose citations... Kappa
- Just going through routine cleanup. Sheesh. I'll restore it now, but PLEASE add the citations to the entry! --Connel MacKenzie 06:49, 29 December 2006 (UTC)
I've removed the following:
- The word confusticate is extremely rare in English. It has become more popular only recently, primarily as a result of its appearance in the opening chapter of J. R. R. Tolkien's book The Hobbit.
Not tagged rare, and no evidence of such, let alone extremely rare. Was popular in the 19th century according to Maven's WOTD, and The Hobbit didn't arrive "recently" relative to that. DAVilla 19:52, 25 April 2007 (UTC)
cite for "confusicate"
Is there anything to be done with this? :
- 1996 June 7, Roger C. Shouse, “Re: Questions for Hillary-Haters and Kontry Music Fans!”, talk.politics.misc, alt.fan.rush-limbaugh, alt.politics.usa.republican, alt.politics.radical-left, alt.politics.elections, alt.politics.clinton, and alt.flame.rush-limbaugh, Usenet
- Read, "don't confusicate me with any facts."
- Just leave it out. I regularly trim my own work to those citations of any value. DAVilla 19:56, 27 April 2007 (UTC)