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Chris -- 2015-05-30
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.
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.
Am I not using search correctly? Entering keyword “hyperbowl” produced no hits.
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.