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Chris -- 2015-05-30

#1 2006-06-13 07:27:13

Craig C Clarke
Registered: 2005-11-18
Posts: 233

Eggcorn wannabe: "Rise above the dim."

Saw this in a headline, but then realized it was just a pun because of a lighting-related issue in the story. (Is there a full time position at newspapers for “punny headline writer?”
A google search only turns up a couple of other intentional uses as puns, so not a genuine eggcorn… but doggone it, it’s PERFECT! I can’t believe people aren’t actually getting this wrong somewhere!



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