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Chris -- 2018-04-11

#1 2020-02-15 12:29:36

Peter Forster
From: UK
Registered: 2006-09-06
Posts: 1079

'divestating' for 'devastating'

I’m assuming that divesting has gained a syllable in some Bushlike manner, and that the notion of loss provides adequate eggcornish imagery. Weak? Oh yes.

How many lives lost does it have to take. It is divestating to all friends, family and coworkers.

This had a divestating effect on the manufacturing base of the country to the extend that some foreign investors developed cold feet and withdrew any further.

But Forsberg said that loss was nothing compared to the divestating loss of two of Northern California’s best.

... is purely of a civil nature and contended that even if there is any grievance either in the step of divestating the property, in which her share is …

... just like me and just like i want him, but at times i get scared that maybe i will lose him, and i will be very divestated if i lose him, I have faith in …



#2 2020-06-23 15:30:44

From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2761

Re: 'divestating' for 'devastating'

As you say, probably not going to make any short list of best eggcorns, but it works, I think.

Hatching new language, one eggcorn at a time.



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