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#1 2006-10-17 16:29:00

aquarichy
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Registered: 2006-10-17
Posts: 1

accept >> except; "I will except your excuse"

Richard returns to Pemberley says:
I think that is a lie that will cover all contexts.
Jessica says:
interesting, cuz u had names inbetween ….
Richard returns to Pemberley says:
Hmm. I am not aware of having a different description thing, though I’ve changed my MSN display name.
Jessica says:
aite. i will except y0ur lie f0r n0w

And much betterly,
http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=%22I+except+your%22
And this is just in the usage “I except your”.

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#2 2006-10-19 16:13:00

RGBunce
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Registered: 2006-10-05
Posts: 6

Re: accept >> except; "I will except your excuse"

I’ve seen notices on shop doors saying “No dogs allowed. Guide dogs accepted”. Presumably they meant “excepted”, but it’s not as wrong as it might be.

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#3 2006-10-20 09:21:46

mr_sloane
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Registered: 2006-10-06
Posts: 15

Re: accept >> except; "I will except your excuse"

except/accept is a simple error between words that sound alike and not an eggcorn.

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#4 2018-02-21 16:14:21

DavidTuggy
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Registered: 2007-10-11
Posts: 2149
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Re: accept >> except; "I will except your excuse"

Just had this reported to me again. I disagree with mr_sloane: in some cases it may be a good eggcorn. I’m thinking particularly in the direction accept > except, as in the title to this set of posts; where the perp is thinking, “I normally reject these, but sometimes I make an exception to that rule [and don’t reject that one].”
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That second example (about the guide dogs) is special: either reading will do.


*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .

(Possible Corollary: it is, and we are .)

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