order » able
Spotted in the wild:
- “And in able to move on, we need to let go of the past and accept that life is not always fair. We need to accept every circumstances that are hanging in …” (link)
- “… must be a Sop or founder in able to add/delete Aops.” (link)
- “The MEA (Mail Encrypting Agent) may wish to keep outgoing messages for a limited time, in able to handle bounces and produce something meaningful.” (link)
Pointed out to me by Lia Carpeneti on 6 May 2005, who reported a very long discussion with friends about the acceptability (and form) of this expression. Could be a blend of “in order to” and “to be able to” (or, as David Romano suggests in a comment, a telescoping of “in order to be able to”), maybe with some contribution of “enable” to the mix. In any case, “able” makes more sense than “order”, so it’s in the eggcorn sphere.
Google provides thousands of examples. I swear I’d never heard (or seen) it before.