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#1 2019-06-16 05:44:56

Peter Forster
From: UK
Registered: 2006-09-06
Posts: 1067

'reckonpence' for 'recompense'

Apologies if this is in already but I’m a little rusty and cannot find it. It does seem oddly familiar though.

... the form of reckonpence for the kind of dodgy practices by banks that they had agreed to take over at the behest of the united states government.

I am putting my showreel together,so I have product so maybe I can show I deserve some reckonpence for my time spent,even though I would …

We also note too that the delays referred to above (paragraph ‘Brochure’ above) have caused the Doctors to incur significant additional costs, and would ask the PCT consider the possibility of offering them some financial reckon pence if at all possible.

It took me a while to figure out, by which time I was refused any reckon pence, so that made my mind up, I stopped it.

He told us to make a complaint to Groupon but made no offer of reckon pence for the poor service or meal.

I recommend your service often to my clients, and have server sites hosted with you, if you cannot offer some sort of proper reckon-pence for …



#2 2019-06-16 14:48:28

From: Mexico
Registered: 2007-10-11
Posts: 2390

Re: 'reckonpence' for 'recompense'

Brand-new, as far as I can tell. And, simply excellent! What better name when somebody reckons out (to the penny) how much you are owed for what you did (good or bad) and pays it to you?

*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .

(Possible Corollary: it is, and we are .)



#3 2019-06-17 19:25:52

From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2725

Re: 'reckonpence' for 'recompense'

Indeed, a most excellent eggcorn. It plays much better in the UK than on this side of the water, where pences are pennies.

Hatching new language, one eggcorn at a time.



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