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#1 2017-07-09 17:04:08

From: Ohio
Registered: 2007-06-07
Posts: 155

neckless for necklace

I can’t see it as an eggcorn, but on a forum today I saw a comment about someone buying a neckless, and it was clear that she meant necklace. I’m sure she attached no meaning to her misspelling – just wrote it as she hears it, and probably never saw “necklace” written, or maybe pronounced it “neck – lace” and thought it was something else.

“I always wanted to be somebody. I should have been more specific.” – Lily Tomlin



#2 2017-07-12 09:14:52

From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2565

Re: neckless for necklace

Interesting observation. Checking “necklace/neckless of” in Google ngram suggests that this misspelling occurs in printed literature in about 1/20 of 1% of the cases.

Last edited by kem (2017-07-12 09:17:32)

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