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#1 2014-06-06 03:29:15

Dixon Wragg
Eggcornista
From: Cotati, California
Registered: 2008-07-04
Posts: 742

"per capital" for "per capita"

Net Debt Per Capital
The debt a government holds divided by the number of citizens under that government’s jurisdiction.
dictionary

What is the per-capital real GDP?
Q & A site

What is the Per capital GNP of Marshall Island?
another Q & A site

This has some plausibility as an eggcorn when money is being discussed, as the perps could be thinking of “capital” in the financial sense.

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#2 2014-06-06 09:49:47

kem
Eggcornista
From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2229

Re: "per capital" for "per capita"

It has means, motive and opportunity. Arrest that eggcorn.

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