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#1 2006-02-27 16:06:39

Dockelemen
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Registered: 2006-02-27
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at one point and time

This is an eggcorn I’ve seen in several student papers. The most recent example: “We have all had [secrets] at one point and time in our lives.” Two points to make here: one is that in casual speech there is no difference in pronunciation between the proper “in” and the eggcorn “and”; two, the eggcorn is both grammatical and logical.

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