Ancient eggcorn?

Michael Quinion wordseditor at WORLDWIDEWORDS.ORG
Mon Dec 29 12:28:37 UTC 2008

My son gave me a big collection of old SF magazines for Christmas. On the
back cover of issue No 5 of Nebula Science Fiction for Autumn 1953 is an
advert: "A Full-proof Insurance Policy".

Michael Quinion
Editor, World Wide Words
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