Eggcorn: "tighty-up" (v.)

John McChesney-Young panis at PACBELL.NET
Fri May 2 22:50:07 UTC 2008

 From an e-mail I was cced today:

... during that time i also like to set up the candle stand and tighty-up
some loose things at the entrance with you.


What better way to deal with loose things than to tighty them up?

Arnold entered an example illustrating the opposite direction to the
eggcorn database a few years ago: [< tighty-whitey]

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