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#1 2007-04-19 15:03:31

Registered: 2006-05-01
Posts: 4

Constellation prize

I received an email from a friend, talking about going on a game show. It included the phrase, ”...she did win a lovely set of knives as a constellation prize!” rather than “consolation prize.” But “constellation” does conjure up the image of a collection of lesser prizes, which is often the case with these shows.

Here is another instance of this eggcorn (where it isn’t intentionally used as a pun): … eca-0.html



#2 2007-04-19 16:06:21

From: California
Registered: 2005-10-25
Posts: 1665

Re: Constellation prize

This was posted once before, here: … p?pid=1558



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