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#1 2011-10-13 15:21:45

From: Spain
Registered: 2009-08-15
Posts: 424

shore and sure

I see that scammers refer quite frequently to “off sure accounts”

Mr. Rafik Hariri deposit 95,759,000 Million British Pounds in his off sure account with our bank here in London and I want to invest this money in a Real Estate Business in your country

He has plenty enough money to pay the ransom demands though he has no way of accessing his monies held in an off-sure account

It might be all the same person! There are other instances though:

Latest News. January 2009. Pulse anounces new off sure account

and i’m pulling money out of the company and putting it a off sure account

On the plain in Spain where it mainly rains.



#2 2011-10-14 11:03:56

David Bird
From: Montréal, QC
Registered: 2009-07-28
Posts: 1538

Re: shore and sure

Nice one. It might flourish where sure and shore are homophones. There’s an earlier instance of this reimagining in a completely different context: sure up. Provides more evidence of the power of forensic eggcornology.



#3 2011-10-17 16:31:53

From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2578

Re: shore and sure

the power of forensic eggcornology

Coming next season: CSI: Eggcorns

Hatching new language, one eggcorn at a time.



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