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Chris -- 2011-03-08
This discussion in the Eggcorn Database: http://eggcorns.lascribe.net/english/32 … -purposes/ mentions several variations on the acorn “all intents and purposes”, but not this one (from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Ayers ), which I’ve never seen until now:
Ayers was to all intent purposes a member of Gong in 1971 when the band first toured the UK.
So, now we can add “all intent purposes” to the deep, murky pool that includes “all intensive purposes”, “all intended purposes”, “all intense purposes”, “all intense and purposes”, and even “all intrinsic purposes”!
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