Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Mar 20 02:25:37 UTC 2006

I'm not sure whether it's an eggcorn, a blend, or both.  One of the
commentators on the NCAA women's basketball tournament was commenting
on one of the star players for Rutgers who doesn't have that much
support from her teammates (it's basically a two-(wo)man team) and
thus doesn't get as much attention for player of the year
consideration as she might otherwise.  Her comment:

"It's a shame that Cappie Pondexter gets underlooked."

--turns out there are 14,100 raw hits.  Blend of "overlooked" and
"underXed" (under-recognized, under-appreciated, etc.)?  Or just
reanalysis via a prefix that seems to fit the semantics better than
"over-" does?


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