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#1 2013-03-09 03:35:14

Dixon Wragg
Eggcornista
From: Santa Rosa, California
Registered: 2008-07-04
Posts: 637

"advert" for "avert"

“Adverse” for “averse” is already on our eggcorn list, but “advert’ for “avert” is a bit different and, I think, hasn’t been considered on this site. Googling “advert your eyes” yielded about 400 unique non-pun hits. I doubt there’s the meaning connection necessary to call it an eggcorn, so I’m mentioning it as a slip or reshaping instead.

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