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#1 2018-02-09 21:22:16

sigfpe
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Registered: 2009-12-03
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"tagged on at the end" vs "tacked on at the end"

You can chart the rise of “tagged” here:

https://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?c … nd%3B%2Cc0

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#2 2018-02-10 00:45:42

kem
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Registered: 2007-08-28
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Re: "tagged on at the end" vs "tacked on at the end"

A fascinating confusion. There’s slightly less distance between “tagged on the end” and “tacked on the end” (i.e., without the “at”).

I’m guessing the eggcorn is a sort of blend. People confuse “the tag end” with “tacked on the end.”

I see one example of the round-tripper, but it’s not common:

Fashion blog: “The Only way is Essex style is dominating the tack end of the fashion spectrum”


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#3 2018-02-11 06:29:56

yanogator
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From: Ohio
Registered: 2007-06-07
Posts: 156

Re: "tagged on at the end" vs "tacked on at the end"

And then there’s the “tag question”, which is tacked on to the end of a sentence, providing some influence.


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