Discussions about eggcorns and related topics
You are not logged in.
Registrations were closed for a long time because of forum spam, but I have re-opened them on a trial basis.
The forum administrator (chris dot waigl at gmail dot com) reserves the right to request users to plausibly demonstrate that they are real people with an interest in the topic of eggcorns. Otherwise they may be removed with no further justification. Likewise, accounts that have not been used for posting may be removed.
Thanks for your understanding.
Chris -- 2015-05-30
Along the lines of “death nail,” I think the eggcorn imagery speaks for itself. At least, I hope it does, because I remember the first time I heard this expression used (by my father, a smoker) I thought of coughin’, too.
You are an addict who requires a number of hits a day from your little white coughin’ nails. If you are so responsible, why not arrange to carry a small container into which you may place the drug dregs for later disposal?
http://www.rafeonline.com/archive/index … 2-p-2.html
Maybe the fact that the coughin’ nails cost 6 bucks a pack now caused someone to jump her for her smokes.
http://blatherwatch.blogs.com/talk_radi … ts/page/1/
“Let’s not get bogged down in semantics.”—Homer Simpson to Gary Coleman