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Chris -- 2015-05-30
Switching “Appearal” for “apparel” is an obvious move. Your apparel determines your appearance. The slip is as common as fleas on a mutt. See .
“Appear” and “apparel” do not share an etymology, by the way. “Apparel” harks back to the Latin word for equal that gave us “par.” “Appear” owes its existence to the Latin term for bringing forth, begetting that gave us “viviparous” and “parent.”
On a few web pages, the “appearal” substitution is taken to the next level:
: “ that served no more use to him due to the small sizes of the appearall.”
: “We have pics posted of our latest appearall options for both male and for the ladies”
: “bald 6 feet 2 inches tall somewhat fashionable appearall ”
Hatching new language, one eggcorn at a time.