immemorial » in memorial
Spotted in the wild:
- Our rights as human beings exist from time in memorial. (Transcript of Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Clarence Thomas, Oct. 3, 1991)
- And the rule for time in memorial has been that the standard of review is whether or not that agency has abused its discretion, one of the highest standards known to the law. (Transcript of Florida Supreme Court arguments, Gore v. Harris, Dec. 7, 2000)
- Granted, it is complicated sometimes, the ballot measures are — it’s a lot of information to sort out, but so is a candidate campaign and I think we have to put the trust in the voters as we have for time in memorial since we’ve become a state and let them make the decision. (KAET: Horizon, radio transcript, Sep. 22, 2004)
- There have been despotisms from time in memorial. (NBC: Meet the Press, television transcript, Feb. 13, 2005)
It’s unclear from the above transcripts if the speakers themselves said “time in memorial” or if the eggcorn emerged during transcription.