Eggcorn Forum

Discussions about eggcorns and related topics

You are not logged in.

Announcement

Registrations are temporarily closed as we're receiving a steady stream of registration spam.

Anyone who wishes to register, please email me at chris dot waigl at gmail dot com with the desired username and a valid email address, and I will register you manually.

Thanks for your understanding.

Chris -- 2011-03-08

#1 2012-03-09 19:06:12

CatherineR
Member
Registered: 2006-08-09
Posts: 42

infaces for emphasis?

Student essays are a rich source of eggcorns. Here’s the latest: “The background of the ad is black and special white lighting is surrounding the girl to show the infaces that is being put on her.”

Obviously, if something is emphasized, it’s in your face. The student also has the kind of accent that pronounces “pin” and “pen” identically. Google search turned up no results. Maybe this is a new one?

Offline

 

#2 2012-03-09 20:58:14

kem
Eggcornista
From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2143

Re: infaces for emphasis?

You’ve done it again, CatherineR. Not only a great unreported eggcorn, a common one: http://www.google.com/search?q=%22infaces+on%22

Offline

 

#3 2012-03-09 21:46:04

David Bird
Eggcornista
From: Montréal, QC
Registered: 2009-07-28
Posts: 1180

Re: infaces for emphasis?

Interesting. Could it make reference to the point of contact, the interface?

Not nearly as common, but also out there, “infusses”.

did he have to put so much infusses on those words.
fanfic

Offline

 

#4 2012-03-12 22:46:03

larrybob
Eggcornista
Registered: 2007-12-27
Posts: 91

Re: infaces for emphasis?

See also infatic

Offline

 

#5 2012-04-02 21:43:56

CatherineR
Member
Registered: 2006-08-09
Posts: 42

Re: infaces for emphasis?

@kem, What’s your secret? How come you find these things on Google and I don’t? Anyway, it’s nice to be the first to haul in a wild eggcorn.

Offline

 

#6 2012-04-03 00:26:54

kem
Eggcornista
From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2143

Re: infaces for emphasis?

How come you find these things on Google

Part of the trick is to find the right phrasal context. Mentioned one of the methods here: http://eggcorns.lascribe.net/forum/viewtopic.php?id=783

Offline

 

Board footer

Powered by PunBB
PunBB is © 2002–2005 Rickard Andersson
Individual posters retain the copyright to their posts.

RSS feeds: active topicsall new posts