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#1 2007-04-19 15:03:31

gccwang24
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Registered: 2006-05-01
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Constellation prize

I received an email from a friend, talking about going on a game show. It included the phrase, ”...she did win a lovely set of knives as a constellation prize!” rather than “consolation prize.” But “constellation” does conjure up the image of a collection of lesser prizes, which is often the case with these shows.

Here is another instance of this eggcorn (where it isn’t intentionally used as a pun): http://uk.cars.yahoo.com/07032006/45/su … eca-0.html

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#2 2007-04-19 16:06:21

patschwieterman
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Re: Constellation prize

This was posted once before, here: http://eggcorns.lascribe.net/forum/view … p?pid=1558

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