Monday, March 15, 2010

harbringer

this seems to be a rarer eggcorn, but one that i was guilty of.

a harbinger is someone or something that foreshadows someone or something that is to come (synonymous with an "omen"). i mistakenly thought there was another 'r' (i.e. "harbRinger"), assuming this object or person was literally "bringing har," and har was something ominous, to be sure :)

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