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Chris -- 2018-04-11

#1 2018-02-09 21:22:16

Registered: 2009-12-03
Posts: 3

"tagged on at the end" vs "tacked on at the end"

You can chart the rise of “tagged” here: … nd%3B%2Cc0



#2 2018-02-10 00:45:42

From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2666

Re: "tagged on at the end" vs "tacked on at the end"

A fascinating confusion. There’s slightly less distance between “tagged on the end” and “tacked on the end” (i.e., without the “at”).

I’m guessing the eggcorn is a sort of blend. People confuse “the tag end” with “tacked on the end.”

I see one example of the round-tripper, but it’s not common:

Fashion blog: “The Only way is Essex style is dominating the tack end of the fashion spectrum”

Hatching new language, one eggcorn at a time.



#3 2018-02-11 06:29:56

From: Ohio
Registered: 2007-06-07
Posts: 197

Re: "tagged on at the end" vs "tacked on at the end"

And then there’s the “tag question”, which is tacked on to the end of a sentence, providing some influence.

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



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