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#1 2017-07-06 03:20:18

Dixon Wragg
Eggcornista
From: Cotati, California
Registered: 2008-07-04
Posts: 1173

"expansive" for "expensive"

I’m surprised that this one has apparently never been mentioned here. I think it easily meets both the phonetic and meaning criteria for eggcornicity. Probably a simple misspelling sometimes, but surely not in all cases.

She is rich as she wears a very expansive dress
language discussion

Mariana’s presents are the biggest party ever, a very expansive dress, a tiara !
TV show synopsis

it’s a very expansive dress and in impeccable like new condition, was worn once for couple hours
dickering

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