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Registrations were closed for a long time because of forum spam, but I have re-opened them on a trial basis.

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Chris -- 2015-05-30

#1 2013-03-08 22:35:14

Dixon Wragg
From: Cotati, California
Registered: 2008-07-04
Posts: 1246

"advert" for "avert"

“Adverse” for “averse” is already on our eggcorn list, but “advert’ for “avert” is a bit different and, I think, hasn’t been considered on this site. Googling “advert your eyes” yielded about 400 unique non-pun hits. I doubt there’s the meaning connection necessary to call it an eggcorn, so I’m mentioning it as a slip or reshaping instead.



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