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Chris -- 2011-03-08
At the Ash Wednesday service this evening, as I was watching the acolyte light the candles at the beginning of the service, I was reminded of when my children each served as acolytes. My oldest was, of course, unfamiliar with the word, and i don’t think he had paid any attention to the written form of the word. He referred to himself as an “actalight.” Strikes me as a solid eggcorn. The word is reananlyzed in a way that made sense to him. He was acting, and his action was to light the candles.