tenure(d) » ten year
Spotted in the wild:
- He is a ten year professor and takes advantage of it. (RateMyProfessors.com, April 25, 2006)
- Though I am now a practicing attorney and a ten year professor of management, I still subscribe to and read Science News. (White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy, meeting transcript, January 23, 2001)
- I’m also 46 tommorrow, so to pursue this would not be with the idea of a ten-year track position obviously. (Clayart forum, March 27, 2000)
Analyzed or reported by:
- Ken Lakritz (in the Eggcorn Forum)
_Ten year_ suggests a long time — most likely the time a candidate has to invest to obtain such a position (esp. in _ten-year track position_).
Many thanks to Pat Schwieterman, who dug up Ken Lakritz’s original posting. The eggcorn was also suggested, without specific examples, by Jennifer Sexton in a different comment thread.