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#1 2009-07-27 06:50:56

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: … 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:



#2 2009-07-28 02:05:30

From: Montreal
Registered: 2008-03-17
Posts: 971

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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