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#1 2007-11-20 23:45:47

linda-lou
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Registered: 2007-11-20
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half hazzard for haphazard

Anyone come across “half hazard” for “haphazard” ? I’ve heard this said a lot but today I was guilty of using half-hazzard :)

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#2 2007-11-21 10:57:54

jorkel
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Re: half hazzard for haphazard

Welcome to the Eggcorn website, linda-lou. The eggcorn you mentioned is already in the database…

http://eggcorns.lascribe.net/english/921/half-hazard/

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#3 2017-09-04 10:11:18

Dixon Wragg
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From: Cotati, California
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Re: half hazzard for haphazard

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)

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