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#1 2011-12-11 18:29:15

JuanTwoThree
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From: Spain
Registered: 2009-08-15
Posts: 393

Somebody got there first

It might be interesting to record when we went looking for an eggcorn only to find that it had already been bagged.

Today I thought of “holidays sauce” for “hollandaise sauce” and “asian orange” for “agent orange”.


On the plain in Spain where it mainly rains.

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#2 2011-12-30 13:57:46

JuanTwoThree
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From: Spain
Registered: 2009-08-15
Posts: 393

Re: Somebody got there first

I dreamt up “a croc of shit” today. Been beaten to it though.

Last edited by JuanTwoThree (2011-12-30 13:58:40)


On the plain in Spain where it mainly rains.

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#3 2011-12-30 18:36:37

patschwieterman
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From: California
Registered: 2005-10-25
Posts: 1665

Re: Somebody got there first

This happens to me all the time—I posted on “newmonic” just today, though I was pretty sure someone had beaten me to it even before I logged on.

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#4 2012-01-08 08:48:25

Peter Forster
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From: UK
Registered: 2006-09-06
Posts: 940

Re: Somebody got there first

I’ve just looked up acidulous/assiduous and found that it’s already been posted. To kampong my frustration, it seems I posted it myself.

Last edited by Peter Forster (2012-01-08 08:50:15)

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#5 2012-02-26 06:22:55

David Bird
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From: Montréal, QC
Registered: 2009-07-28
Posts: 1452

Re: Somebody got there first

20 Jan “add lip” for ad lib
16 Jan “agassed” for aghast
22 Jan “half-hazard” for haphazard
1 Feb “blessing in the sky” for blessing in disguise (from CBC radio show)
4 Feb “debuckle” for debacle (almost surely a fault of weak memory)
10 Feb “sheik” for chic
26 Feb “ficment” for figment

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#6 2015-10-19 17:21:40

Dixon Wragg
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From: Cotati, California
Registered: 2008-07-04
Posts: 1045

Re: Somebody got there first

This (“discovering” an eggcorn only to find that it’s already been discussed here) happens to me all the time. I’m sure it’s more common now than when this thread was started, since the pool of undiscovered eggcorns is probably not growing as fast as we shrink it by discovering them. Often, I post my example anyway, just adding it to the existing thread, to resurrect the thread for the enjoyment of others who haven’t seen it (or don’t remember it). And, like Peter, I sometimes find that the pre-existing thread already has comments from me.

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