sensor » censor

Classification: English

Spotted in the wild:

  • The Mercenaries have motion censor goggles. The motion censor goggles will obviously detect motion. (Talk XBOX, game review)
  • And my car, at the shop for a regular checkup.. they replaced some sort of dual oxygen censor.. and now it appears one of the new censors was bad. (, blog entry, September 12, 2005)
  • Morino Tamagotch, Tamagotchi Garden or whatever you wish to call it, while it does have a motion and sound censor, it does not talk anymore then a Tamagotchi Angel does. (link)
  • Question: Umino Tamagotch/OceanGotchi/Tamagotchi Ocean has a water censor and I have to put it in water for a certain amount of hours per day? Answer: No. Wouldn’t we all love that though? This rumor has been proven false by the owners of Umino Tamagotch. While it does have a sound/motion censor like Angelgotch, it doesn’t have a water censor. If you put it in water, it will break. (link)
  • I think that it is due to the new generation lens specifically designed for the new 8MP digital censor. (Tom's Hardware, camera review, May 21, 2004)

Analyzed or reported by:

  • Kevin Marks (on IRC, September 13, 2005)
| link | entered by Chris Waigl, 2005/09/13 |


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    Commentary by Gareth , 2005/09/20 at 10:31 pm

    Is this really an eggcorn, or just a misspelling? What is the supposed reanalysis in this case?

  2. 2

    Commentary by Richard Carroll , 2006/03/30 at 2:00 am

    “Motion censor” evokes for me the waving censer (for the burning of incense) that some religious officials

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