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#1 2008-09-10 10:11:27

Dixon Wragg
Eggcornista
From: Santa Rosa, California
Registered: 2008-07-04
Posts: 577

"hone in " for "home in"

I know it’s been discussed here before, but I found a fresh example and couldn’t resist posting it: “We have honed in on what we consider truly crucial” (from a website advertising a music and arts festival this summer). Maybe some of you have never seen this eggcorn before. There’s an interesting article on it here:

http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/language … 00378.html

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#2 2008-09-11 08:05:05

Chris Waigl
Eggcorn Faerie
From: London, UK
Registered: 2005-10-14
Posts: 115
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Re: "hone in " for "home in"

... and the entry itself here: http://eggcorns.lascribe.net/english/48/hone/ (following the LL article).

This one is now nearly unremarkable. I see it all the time in the press, almost as frequently as “give free reign”.

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