fount

I once said in guild chat that someone was a font of knowledge. There was some discussion of whether “font” was acceptable, or if it was “fount.” I thought that “font” was an acceptable spelling of “something that something else comes from”, like a baptismal font or something…. but it’s not

http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=2784

direct link to dinosaur comics… http://www.qwantz.com/index.php?comic=1841

direct link to the eggcorn database entry: http://eggcorns.lascribe.net/english/270/font/
baptismal fonts are mentioned lol

I was wrong! What do you call eggcorn victims?

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