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Chris -- 2018-04-11
I don’t think we’ve mentioned on the Forum the common misspelling “skullduggery” for “skulduggery.” It is so common, in fact, that the permutation appears in written text .
The eggcornish part of this eyecorn comes when “skull” gets transferred into a word that, etymologically, had no connection to skulls. See the discussion for a possible reinterpretation as grave robbing.
Hatching new language, one eggcorn at a time.