Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Thu Dec 20 10:14:05 UTC 2007

A recently published author clued me into this spelling of "comeuppance".

"Does Karma exist? Or is it just comeupins?"

"I'd like to see those responsible get their 'comeupins'."

There are 1310 Googits, though many seem to be for a person whose handle
is comeupins.

It seems to be an eggcorn of sorts, or a sounded out spelling at least.
But the spelling doesn't really seem to reflect the sound at the end of
the word "ns" for "ts". Perhaps there's a different pronunciation or
perhaps people are looking at "-pins" differently than I do.

Benjamin Barrett
a cyberbreath for language life

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