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Chris -- 2015-05-30
From a recommendation of a worker in the local email bulletin board: “He has 3 1/2 years maintenance exuberance, he enjoys cleaning and maintenance work.”
I emailed to ask the poster whether it was meant as a pun or was just a typo. She responded with one word: “Typo”. She didn’t mention whether “exuberance” was suggested by her spell-check program to replace a misspelled “experience”, but I suspect that. I doubt that it’s an eggcorn. I did scan 2 or 3 pages of Google hits for “years of exuberance” without seeing any examples of “exuberance” as a substitution for “experience”, which came as no surprise. But anyway, I found it to be a strikingly odd substitution. It seems one would have to be pretty careless to do it.
Exuberant WTFT experience. I’m amazed you got a reply, but it’s first-person evidence that crazy inattentive spooneristic auto-correct typing errors did not start with cell phones.