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#1 2008-08-25 05:02:19

mander
Member
Registered: 2008-08-25
Posts: 1

Clusterphobic

Fear of being trapped in a cluster. This eggcorn returns 4000 hits on a google search, some of which are clearly earnest uses.

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#2 2008-08-25 13:50:13

kem
Eggcornista
From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2229

Re: Clusterphobic

A good eggcorn. And popular-I’m surprised this one hasn’t been noted here before. The Urban Dictionary tries to make an intentional word out of this slip (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.p … sterphobic), but it’s clear that many who use the term on the web are eggcorning it de novo.

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#3 2008-08-26 01:26:34

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

Re: Clusterphobic

One of my favorites in this season’s harvest of eggcorns—it gives me hope that we haven’t yet stripped the eggtree of similarly spectacular finds. And welcome to the forum, mander.

Last edited by patschwieterman (2008-08-26 01:27:36)

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