June 24, 2004

Wild-caught eggcorns preferred

Q_pheevr cites an eggcorn sighted on OxBlog -- "...soft-peddle news..." instead of "...soft-pedal news..." -- and comments that "I know that there are discovery procedures for finding eggcorns in bulk, but I think I prefer the ones that come by chance, singly, and present themselves as remarkable because of the sense they make".

Posted by Mark Liberman at June 24, 2004 09:19 AM