"_deformation_ of character"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Apr 17 19:18:52 UTC 2013

I came across this already-noted eggcorn just a few minutes ago, for the
first time. I post about it only because this error is becoming so common
that it has spawned at least two specialized sites, in addition to the
usual Did-you-mesn sites:



that, in fact, discuss _defamation_ of character.

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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