Discussions about eggcorns and related topics
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Chris -- 2011-03-08
: “Unfortunately PV and other renewables are trying to midigate the problem, but will likely be seen as the “cause” like billp37’s comment.”
: “I really do agree with your position, but since they aren’t changing then I will have to do what I can to midigate the risk”
: “Sorry about the delay folks, I will try to midigate the problem as soon as possible by flying this plane like I stole it.”
But could it be more than a spelling problem? To mitigate is to alleviate, to temper, to moderate. To pull the extremes, in short, to the mid-dle.
I think there’s a good chance that some of these are influenced by middleman. The existence of lots of “lidigation” out there bends the compass toward misspelling, however, like “Esbestos Lidigation Coalition”. No hits for “middle gate between” or any nearby spellings that I could find.