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#1 2016-11-04 22:45:09

David Bird
Eggcornista
From: Montréal, QC
Registered: 2009-07-28
Posts: 1562

"espout" for "espouse"

There’s a spouse lurking in espouse. It first meant “to marry” before becoming associated with the proselytizing of those wed to a cause or a philosophy, prone to spouting their opinions. Espouts might be a metathesis of espoused. It might also be a blend of spout and espouse.

I guess I’m not a purist and fundamentalist when it comes to the “all inclusiveness” that you espout.
https://community.fantasyflightgames.co … edi/page-4

I think this is natural. Why wouldn’t you espout the virtues of something you know for certain is a good deal?
https://www.chess.com/forum/view/chess- … s-going-on

they had their snotty little faces smacked about a bit by almost all, for even suggesting the radical things you espout.
https://www.redtape.ru/forum/showthread … ent/page13

His business model depends on convincing conservatives that he’s a hard-lining right-wing religious nutbag. Even if he doean’t really believe in the bullshit he espouts, he’ll be ruined financially if he relents.
https://www.reddit.com/r/bestof/comment … _proud_of/

Or maybe they’re just typos, so I put this one here.

Last edited by David Bird (2016-11-05 11:07:24)

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#2 2016-11-06 08:26:02

Peter Forster
Eggcornista
From: UK
Registered: 2006-09-06
Posts: 1013

Re: "espout" for "espouse"

A very nice find, and your last example works best; there are more like it, for example:

This old woman and that young woman support a candidate who literally espouts Marxist socialist values and that ALWAYS leads to equality …

For someone who espouts the virtues of love and kindness, this “Isobel” sure does try and incite a lot of anger.

It seems an unlikely kind of typo to me. I vote eggcorn.

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#3 2016-11-17 00:12:39

kem
Eggcornista
From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2601

Re: "espout" for "espouse"

Wow. Great find.


Hatching new language, one eggcorn at a time.

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