May 2, 2006

I love language. With all its tricks and complexities, mastering language requires creativity and a technical awareness without which you can look like a buffoon. So it’s always fun to find some of language’s gotchas, as Electrolite has done with his collection of sound alike cognates. My favorite – “for all intensive purposes”. Turns out there’s already a huge database of these hilarious mistakes, which are called eggcorns.

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