Discussions about eggcorns and related topics
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Chris -- 2011-03-08
As in, “He totally misconscrewed my words. He missed my point.”
Aw… I thought I had a new one. A student writes: “I do agree that gender roles do get misconscrewed at times….” Too perfect.
Possibly an eggplant, with punnish origins.
In , one commentator cites another perpetrator: “About 40 years ago, I knew a guy who said ‘misconscrewed’ all the time. It wasn’t a slip of the tongue or a deliberate attempt to be funny–he thought that was the actual word.”