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#1 2013-02-21 05:10:04

Dixon Wragg
Eggcornista
From: Cotati, California
Registered: 2008-07-04
Posts: 759

"flare" for "flair"

This one’s already in the Eggcorn Database, but when I stumble upon an example of something, I like to post it here just for fun, and to resurrect old threads that some current members may not have seen. From an Internet ad for an upcoming concert:

Obviously they’ve got the punk rock end of the spectrum nailed, and have always had a flare for folk and country as well…

I can easily see having “a flare” for something as being akin to “carrying a torch” for it, so it seems like a definite eggcorn to me, at least in some cases.

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