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#1 2016-12-18 17:57:44

pwoodford
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Eggcorns Based on Mispronounced Words?

The example I’m thinking of is “hyperbowl.” I’m assuming people spell it that way because they heard it pronounced that way, so it’s either a double-rat’s ass eggcorn or just a mispronounced word squared.

Any rate, I’m sure there are others, but I can’t think of any right now.


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#2 2016-12-19 22:36:21

Dixon Wragg
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Re: Eggcorns Based on Mispronounced Words?

Paul, you may wish to check this thread out if you haven’t already.

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#3 2016-12-20 12:30:29

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Re: Eggcorns Based on Mispronounced Words?

Am I not using search correctly? Entering keyword “hyperbowl” produced no hits.


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#4 2016-12-20 15:21:05

Dixon Wragg
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Re: Eggcorns Based on Mispronounced Words?

pwoodford wrote:

Am I not using search correctly? Entering keyword “hyperbowl” produced no hits.

I double checked, and you’re right, Paul; “hyperbowl” apparently has never been mentioned on this site. So it looks like you’re doing the search properly.

I mentioned the thread I linked to above because you mentioned pronunciation as an issue, and I thought you’d find the linked thread interesting. But that thread is not really about the issue you mentioned (spelling words wrong due to a sort of misconstrual of the pronunciation), so maybe it was off-topic.

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#5 2017-02-07 19:01:03

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Re: Eggcorns Based on Mispronounced Words?

I enjoyed the thread, though. There are words I will not say because I fear I’ll pronounce them wrong. They are nearly all French.


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