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#1 2016-10-06 11:13:58

From: Tucson AZ
Registered: 2008-12-15
Posts: 24

Neck-in-neck, neck-on-neck

Apologies if I didn’t search the forum correctly, but I didn’t find an entry for “neck-in-neck.” Not an eggcorn, but a surprisingly common misunderstanding of the phrase “neck-and-neck.” Here’s an example from an article at … for-trump: “That is why the Left is absolutely apoplectic when they look at the polls and see that Donald Trump is running neck-in-neck with Hillary Clinton.”

I found example after example on Twitter; also many instances of “neck-on-neck.”

Last edited by pwoodford (2016-10-06 11:19:09)

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#2 2016-10-19 13:17:53

From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2725

Re: Neck-in-neck, neck-on-neck

Hatching new language, one eggcorn at a time.



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