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Chris -- 2015-05-30
Four letters into writing the word transfixed I found an unexpected fork in the road and suddenly word-blind I began trampling the undergrowth in search of a fallen spelling-signpost or some stony stump bearing an arrow, or anything really. Memory returned almost immediately, but trancefixed remained as a possible eggcorn. Most usage is deliberate and bound to electronic dance music or hynotherapy but I’d like to think the following are genuine misunderstandings:
I was trance-fixed by your version of “Bette Davis Eyes” it was brilliant.
... everything toys and mobiles ect till i found that if i wore long necklaces she was trancefixed almost they were shiny and she could play …
Everyone at one time or another has seen a Moroccan themed room and gazed, trance fixed, at it’s seemingly unlimited colors and endless …
... wow, im trance fixed by those eyes!
Somehow got trance fixed to watching Channel 4 then realised i was watching Blue Peter for adults on the verge of a nervous breakdown.
... it seemes like my eyes has been trancefigured something deep inside has change i’ve been open wide but hold that trigger …
A plum of an eggcorn. You should get lost more often.
Hatching new language, one eggcorn at a time.
Your trance figuration turned up some new classics. I suspect there are others ways to trance end earthly trammels.
No legitimate “trance ending” that I could find amid the gurus, ravers and hypnotists.