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#1 2017-02-07 10:45:02

Registered: 2017-02-07
Posts: 1

"Don't temp faith" for "Don't tempt fate"

I have to think this is a full blown eggcorn. The speaker must be thinking of someone temporarily having faith that harm will not befall them.

First saw it on a pinball forum in a discussion of doing circuit board repairs using a solder sucker:
“I always start off using the Hakko but once I notice it’s not cleaning the holes, I don’t temp faith because it will lift the pad.”

Google shows it being used a bunch of times. Sorry I have no counts as I’m doing this on a pad and the mobile page isn’t showing them.



#2 2017-02-15 13:41:52

Dixon Wragg
From: Cotati, California
Registered: 2008-07-04
Posts: 1213

Re: "Don't temp faith" for "Don't tempt fate"

That seems like a plausible eggcorn to me.

Welcome to the Eggcorn Forum, DanQverymuch!



#3 2017-02-16 22:15:02

From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2551

Re: "Don't temp faith" for "Don't tempt fate"

The bulk of the Google hits seem to be in the phrase “to tempt faith” rather than “don’t tempt faith.” Many hundreds of examples. A hit, a very palpable hit, DanQ.

Hatching new language, one eggcorn at a time.



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