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Chris -- 2015-05-30
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
This was posted once before, here: http://eggcorns.lascribe.net/forum/view … p?pid=1558