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#1 2013-11-23 10:34:49

Dixon Wragg
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From: Santa Rosa, California
Registered: 2008-07-04
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"case and point"

David Bird and others have mentioned “in” << >> “and” confusion, including “case and point” for “case in point”. Here’s the example I stumbled upon recently:

Case and point, when Mr. Weill left Citigroup in 2006, the price per share was $55.

It seems to me that an eggcornish meaning confusion could be based upon this phrase’s similarity to phrases like “point and match” and “check and mate”. The implication of making a point in an argument (in both senses of the term) could, I think, give rise to “case and point” as a true eggcorn.

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#2 2013-11-23 22:45:31

DavidTuggy
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Re: "case and point"

That makes a lot of sense to me, Dixon. (It’s one of the so numberous cases where I see blending along with the eggcornicality.)
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Point, match and set figures in with the others, for me, and strike three and you’re out and doubtless others.

Last edited by DavidTuggy (2013-11-23 23:28:05)


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