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Chris -- 2018-04-11

#1 2007-03-20 11:51:55

Registered: 2007-03-20
Posts: 1

"stir/stirred me wrong" for "steer/steered me wrong"

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.” … -name.html

It kind of makes sense, like you’re getting stirred around and pointed in the wrong direction.



#2 2017-11-29 17:47:41

Dixon Wragg
From: Cotati, California
Registered: 2008-07-04
Posts: 1343

Re: "stir/stirred me wrong" for "steer/steered me wrong"

Yeah, and here’s the variation I just encountered:

As long as you have someone stirring the boat, shit can work just fine.
nerd discussion

I agree that this could be an eggcorn in some instances, especially when one considers the possible influence of “stirring the pot”.



#3 2017-11-29 22:55:16

From: Montreal
Registered: 2008-03-17
Posts: 1104

Re: "stir/stirred me wrong" for "steer/steered me wrong"

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 πŸŽπŸŽ…πŸΌπŸŽ„ … 1518351511

Last edited by burred (2017-11-30 12:07:02)



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