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Chris -- 2018-04-11

#1 2019-01-08 04:10:17

Dixon Wragg
From: Cotati, California
Registered: 2008-07-04
Posts: 1364

"magnate" for "magnet"

As has been mentioned in the Eggcorn Database, the very common word “magnet” is often substituted for the relatively rare “magnate”. This process is well-known to eggcornistas. Less likely is the converse substitution, “magnate” for “magnet”—and yet, here it is:

Santa Stop Here magnate for garage door
magnetic sign pictured for sale in FB

Probably not an eggcorn, as I can divine no meaning connection.



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