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#1 2013-11-23 10:34:49

Dixon Wragg
From: Santa Rosa, California
Registered: 2008-07-04
Posts: 715

"case and point"

David Bird and others have mentioned “in” << >> “and” confusion, including “case and point” for “case in point”. Here’s the example I stumbled upon recently:

Case and point, when Mr. Weill left Citigroup in 2006, the price per share was $55.

It seems to me that an eggcornish meaning confusion could be based upon this phrase’s similarity to phrases like “point and match” and “check and mate”. The implication of making a point in an argument (in both senses of the term) could, I think, give rise to “case and point” as a true eggcorn.



#2 2013-11-23 22:45:31

From: Mexico
Registered: 2007-10-12
Posts: 1812

Re: "case and point"

That makes a lot of sense to me, Dixon. (It’s one of the so numberous cases where I see blending along with the eggcornicality.)
Point, match and set figures in with the others, for me, and strike three and you’re out and doubtless others.

Last edited by DavidTuggy (2013-11-23 23:28:05)

*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .

(Possible Corollary: it is, and we are .)



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