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Chris -- 2018-04-11

#1 2011-04-16 12:16:31

From: Montreal
Registered: 2008-03-17
Posts: 1101

political pundants

Canada is having an election, and this morning I heard two different commontators refer to political pundants. There are 1000 raw pundants on the web, and 500 pundents. Looks like an esculator for pundit.



#2 2011-04-17 10:13:42

From: Ohio
Registered: 2007-06-07
Posts: 174

Re: political pundants

I think that more people pronounce the word as pundant than as pundit.


“I always wanted to be somebody. I should have been more specific.” – Lily Tomlin



#3 2011-04-17 18:51:07

From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2601

Re: political pundants

It would be fun to think that there is an eggcorn lurking in “pundant” (or a hidden eggcorn in “pundit”) that was based on the word “pun.” But the meaning of “pun” is tenuously connect to “pundit.” I think.

Hatching new language, one eggcorn at a time.



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