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#1 2006-11-21 12:28:28

Peter Forster
Eggcornista
From: UK
Registered: 2006-09-06
Posts: 882

'exceleration' for 'acceleration'

acceleration 36,100,000 ghits
exceleration 19,500 ghits
excelleration 14,000 ghits

Spotted on eBay. Yes, I was looking at the cars. If we take ‘excel’ to mean to rise above, or surpass, ‘exceleration’ could conceivably be an eggcorn of ‘acceleration’, perhaps aided by an expression like “exceeding the speed limit”?

The use of exceleration will be demonstrated with the example of a freely falling body. It is described in Newtonian physics that a freely falling body …
newphysicstheory.com/Theory%20Part-I.htm – 233k – Cached

... choo choo train I know you’re not a jet aero plane But you see my baby’s waitin at the station So give me just a little more exceleration Choo choo …
ntl.matrix.com.br/pfilho/html/lyrics/c/choo_choo_train.txt – 2k

I was thinking of a Cadillac when I traded this one in but I couldn’t get over the exceleration of this 300M.. I couldn’t give up the DTE feature (distance …
www.autosite.com/content/research/forum … s/fid/3029 – 41k – Cached

Good exceleration off the line, but scary fast exceleration on the highway. A real head-turner in bright red. Interior is as good looking as the exterior. ...
www.carsurvey.org/review_69179.html – 8k – Cached -

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