Eggcorn Forum

Discussions about eggcorns and related topics

You are not logged in.

Announcement

Registrations are temporarily closed as we're receiving a steady stream of registration spam.

Anyone who wishes to register, please email me at chris dot waigl at gmail dot com with the desired username and a valid email address, and I will register you manually.

Thanks for your understanding.

Chris -- 2011-03-08

#1 2007-09-04 19:46:41

kirinqueen
Member
Registered: 2007-03-01
Posts: 2

n'ery for nary

Seen here: http://brooklyntweed.blogspot.com/2007/ … stone.html (“n’ery a yarn shop”)

I think “n’ery” was coined under influence of the poetic “ne’er” for “never”. “Ne’ery” also appears, naturally.

Google has not revealed many hits for this potential eggcorn, probably partly because of the rarity of both “nary” and “ne’er” in casual speech.

Offline

 

#2 2014-01-10 02:28:32

David Bird
Eggcornista
From: Montréal, QC
Registered: 2009-07-28
Posts: 1184

Re: n'ery for nary

There are more than 50 unique hits today for ne’ery. The trouble is that nary is derived from ne’er a and not the other way round. That doesn’t negate the eggcornhood of ne’ery, but it weakens it, I think.

Offline

 

Board footer

Powered by PunBB
PunBB is © 2002–2005 Rickard Andersson
Individual posters retain the copyright to their posts.

RSS feeds: active topicsall new posts