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#1 2014-05-25 03:15:53

DavidTuggy
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Write on!

A Danish friend (Magnus Pharao) honored me by sharing his first-discovered eggcorn with me.
On a discussion group, last names reduced to initials:

Chris K: Our political system is broken republicans and democrats only seem to care about getting rich of of our hard work when are people gonna wake up and realize this.

Dianne M: Write on Chris. I’m tired of trying to vote for the lesser of two evils.

I wonder in how many other contexts the person being affirmed is actually writing: this eggcorn should work in any such context. (Assuming of course it was not an advertent pun, and so forth.)
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Remembering some of our discussions of the “slope of familiarity”, both “write” and “right” are very familiar to just about any English reader/writer/speaker, though “right” is even more common than “write” on most lists. Another case where unfamiliarity is not really a factor, I think.


*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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#2 2014-05-25 07:12:22

JuanTwoThree
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Registered: 2009-08-15
Posts: 340

Re: Write on!

Word!

It’s a kissin’ cousin of “Hear! Hear!”, often seen as “Here, Here!” (and already discussed).

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