hypercorrection

process whereby a speaker consciously tries to avoid using stigmatised features, and wrongly assigns a prestigious pronunciation to an inappropriate word (e.g pronouncing the initial <h> in honest)
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Hypercorrection

In linguistics or usage, hypercorrection is a non-standard usage that results from the over-application of a perceived rule of grammar or a usage prescription. A speaker or writer who produces a hypercorrection generally believes that the form is correct through misunderstanding of these rules, often combined with a desire to seem formal or educat
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Hypercorrection

A grammatical form created when grammarians--on the basis of too little information or incorrect gen
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