December 18, 2007

Drawl with this

Way back on National Preposition Day, Roger Shuy wondered what things would be like if we just got rid of those pesky prepositions. In the meantime, I was corresponding with a student who wanted to enroll in a course of mine next quarter. When I granted permission, the student wrote (emphasis on the eggcorn added):

I thought I would end up going through linguistics with drawls next quarter.

I think Roger needn't worry. Even if we tried to get rid of prepositions, they'll just keep coming back.

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Posted by Eric Bakovic at December 18, 2007 04:53 AM