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Chris -- 2015-05-30
Anyone come across “half hazard” for “haphazard” ? I’ve heard this said a lot but today I was guilty of using half-hazzard :)
Welcome to the Eggcorn website, linda-lou. The eggcorn you mentioned is already in the database…
I’ll resurrect this one for everyone’s enlightenment and edification by sharing the variation I encountered recently:
A ways back, I half-hazzardly defaced a screenprint for Agent Ink Gallery where a well-dressed eyeball doodle subsequently ended up tattooed on the dermal region of said gallery owner’s forearm.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/ralphre … 3792831438
Here the idea of haphazardness could be influenced by the term “half-assed”, which means virtually the same thing as “haphazard”.
Last edited by Dixon Wragg (2017-09-04 10:35:12)