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#1 2017-03-14 10:41:02

Juminski
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Has this been suggested yet? Is this a valid suggestion?

Could of / could a used as opposed to could’ve or could have

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#2 2017-03-14 16:40:35

Juminski
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Re: Has this been suggested yet? Is this a valid suggestion?

I’ve heard “fusstrated” for frustrated a few times lately.

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#3 2017-03-15 04:12:56

Dixon Wragg
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From: Cotati, California
Registered: 2008-07-04
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Re: Has this been suggested yet? Is this a valid suggestion?

Juminski wrote:

Could of / could a used as opposed to could’ve or could have

To make a case for eggcornicity for either “could of” or “could a”, you’d have to propose a believable meaning connection. In other words, what does the “of” or the “a” mean in this context that would make sense in a substitution for the acorn “could have”. If we can’t come up with a plausible meaning connection (and I doubt we could, in this case), what we have is just a mispronunciation, not an eggcorn.

Welcome to the Eggcorn Forum, Juminski!

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#4 2017-03-15 04:23:06

Dixon Wragg
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From: Cotati, California
Registered: 2008-07-04
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Re: Has this been suggested yet? Is this a valid suggestion?

Juminski wrote:

I’ve heard “fusstrated” for frustrated a few times lately.

This one, and the similar common portmanteau “flustrated” (a blend of “flustered” and “frustrated”, just as “fusstrated” is a blend of “fuss” and “frustrated”), have been discussed in the Eggcorn Forum before.

FWIW, Juminski, I recommend doing this whenever considering posting here: Go to the second search field on the Eggcorn Database page, the one marked “Google Search”, and see if your proposed eggcorn (or other treat) has already been discussed. If so, you may want to add to an existing relevant thread rather than proliferating new threads for the same eggcorn. (It took me awhile to figure this out, so now I mention it to newbies as needed to facilitate their assimilation.)

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