Eggcorn Forum

Discussions about eggcorns and related topics

You are not logged in.


Registrations are currently closed because of a technical problem. Please send email to if you wish to register.

The forum administrator reserves the right to request users to plausibly demonstrate that they are real people with an interest in the topic of eggcorns. Otherwise they may be removed with no further justification. Likewise, accounts that have not been used for posting may be removed.

Thanks for your understanding.

Chris -- 2018-04-11

#1 2013-04-12 17:43:23

From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2598

funraiser << fundraiser, opinionhated << opinionated

Writers intentionally permute “fundraiser” to “funraiser.”. But there are a large number of sites on which the wordplay is nonobvious. These users may believe that the semantics of “fun” play a role in “fundraiser/funraiser.” Examples:

Caption on YouTube politcal video: “Jim DeMint speaking at a funraiser for Congressman Trey Gowdy”

Forum thread: “Today is the day that my co-worker helds a funraiser for her son battling with leukemia! ”

Austin, Texas, citizen action site: “ This is a funraiser for our friend …in his bid for Travis County Commission, Precinct 1. ”

“Opinionhated” for “opinionated,” however, is a less likely eggcorn candidate. Almost all the uses of “opinionhated” on the web apper to be puns. The few that aren’t, such as the two below, may just be phonic misspellings:

Response to a thread about being opinionated: “I am more opinionhated.”

Post about a song: “Give it time and try not to be too opinionhated.”

Hatching new language, one eggcorn at a time.



Board footer

Powered by PunBB
PunBB is © 2002–2005 Rickard Andersson
Individual posters retain the copyright to their posts.

RSS feeds: active topicsall new posts