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#1 2012-07-22 21:16:03

Registered: 2007-12-26
Posts: 95

hunted << haunted

Saw a Facebook comment with the phrase “hunted my dreams.” Googling it and variations showed it too common to all be typos.

Q&A Forum: “Why are my baby daddys hunting my dreams ?”

Fanfic: “Those previous moments haunted my every living step and hunted my dreams with murderous intentions.”

Cake disaster story: “this memory still hunts me every time I deliver a wedding cake.”

Fanfic: “Her only chance to kill him is at a masquerade ball,but there is a question that hunts Sakura’s mind:Will she be able to kill her only love?”

Sports forum: “MJ’S ghost hunts Chicago” – includes discussion of hunts vs. haunts and whether someone who’s not dead can haunt.

I think there are overtones of stalking – in fact, the phrase “stalks my dreams” seems to be of fairly recent vintage based on corpus searches.



#2 2012-07-23 00:32:37

From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2601

Re: hunted << haunted

If this board had a like button, I would push it.

Hatching new language, one eggcorn at a time.



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