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Chris -- 2018-04-11
An email from a friend had the phrase “I know you’d never stir me wrong.” and it seemed like more than a misspelling. Google turns up a few instances:
“So I knew he was never going to stir me wrong in the name of playing on my skin tone just to make a buck.”
“I just wanted a pet, and the people at the feed store stirred me wrong.”
http://sablechicken.blogspot.com/2005/1 … -name.html
It kind of makes sense, like you’re getting stirred around and pointed in the wrong direction.
Yeah, and here’s the variation I just encountered:
As long as you have someone stirring the boat, shit can work just fine.
I agree that this could be an eggcorn in some instances, especially when one considers the possible influence of “stirring the pot”.
The 300 hits for stirring wheel suggest it might be a bum stir, all the same.
On the night before Christmas all through the house not a creature was steering, not even a mouse 🎁🎅🏼🎄
http://www.pictame.com/user/jessica.wal … 1518351511
Last edited by burred (2017-11-30 12:07:02)