Re: eggcorn (was Re: "To whom")
|From:||Gary Shannon <fiziwig@...>|
|Date:||Friday, January 28, 2005, 19:22|
--- Roger Mills <rfmilly@...> wrote:
> Philip Newton wrote:
> > On Fri, 28 Jan 2005 00:21:38 -0800, Arthaey
> Angosii <arthaey@...>
> > wrote:
> > > >
> > > > What's an eggcorn?
> > >
> > >
> > Thanks... though I'm still not quite sure what the
> term refers to. A
> > mis-hearing of a word which results in a
> non-standard spelling? A
> > single instance of might otherwise be termed "folk
> Maybe the best term would be "nonce-form (folk etym.
> dept.)" :-)) that seems
> to make its way at least once into written language.
> As someone pointed out
> in the discussion, a dialectal pronunc. of egg as
> [ejg] could lead to the
> wrong division of ['ejkor\n].
> I don't know whether to thank Arthaey, or not, for
> that URL...I spent almost
> an hour looking thru it..........:-))
Here's another one to browse: