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#1 2009-07-27 06:50:56

gilibug
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Registered: 2006-03-03
Posts: 43

"Congradulations" for "Congratulations"

Not sure it’s an eggcorn, but neither is it merely a straighforward spelling mistake. In the context of graduation, there seems to be a confounding effect, with the “d” from “graduation” sneaking into “congratulations’. Note the many variations and extensive discussion at:

http://cakewrecks.blogspot.com/2009/06/ … d-job.html

Also at cakewrecks, “congradulations on your conformation”. Apparanly the site owner received several emails from people who genuinely believe that “conformation” is the correct spelling for “confirmation”. I think this one is a genuine eggcorn, because there is an element of conforming to rules in the confirmation on one’s faith:

http://cakewrecks.blogspot.com/2009/07/say-what.html

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#2 2009-07-28 02:05:30

burred
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Registered: 2008-03-17
Posts: 945

Re: "Congradulations" for "Congratulations"

I like it. You can hear the adulation in congradulations. But instead of spreading it on too thick, one can spread one’s esteem out over time – with congradualations (about 3000 ughits).

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