An eggcorn by definition is a plausible misspelling of a word or phrase in English caused by ignorance of or confusion about its correct usage.
As the Eggcorn Database site points out,
[Eggcorns] arise when a writer knows an expression well enough to employ it in an appropriate context, but is mistaken about the term's or its constituents' meanings, origins or the under
One of my favorites is "Lack toast and tolerant" instead of "Lactose intolerant." (Is this really real, I wonder?)
Another is "For all intensive purposes" instead of "For all intents and purposes."
Very prevalent also is "deep-seeded" instead of "deep-seated."
And many folk often say "Hone in on" instead of "Home in on."
Today at the Eggcorn Forum I posted my first contribution. Click on the link and scroll down.
Sometimes during meetings at work I not only write down relevant notes but unusual or humorous English usage. Today when someone said that our local university "snubs its nose" at our school instead of "thumbs its nose," I knew I would have to look it up in the Eggcorn database.
And by the way, last official day at school today. Eight weeks (or so) of summer ahead.
Photo: Under the bougainvillea at Nafplion.