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
Those who read my post on “pop-bellied” will realize that I’m double-dipping with this one. In one of my examples for that entry (given as the first citation below), I found another eggcorn I’d never seen before: “bold-legged.” This one gets over 4000 Google hits. Huh. Sometimes pursuing eggcorns makes my mother tongue seem like a foreign language.
I would guess that the “boldness” of this condition has to do with the way that it draws attention to itself when a bow-legged person is standing. Examples:
Personally for example I don’t care if they are overweight , flat breasted , pop bellied and bold legged , as long as they have a cute face , its an extra weakness that has also tended to keep me single .
JESSICA SIMPSON: She’s like bold-legged, the way she sits.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Bow-legged. What did you call it?
JESSICA SIMPSON: I said bold.
http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/ … tn.01.html
Q.4143 Hello Good Health.com: Can riding horses cause bold-legs? Or do people that have ridden horses for a long time become bold-legged?
http://18.104.22.168/search?q=cache:4iG … =clnk&cd=5
Mami, I put my best foot forward though it’s kinda awkward
Cuz ya pigeon-toed and bold-legged.
But you ain’t too proud to beg.
I’m not sure exactly what they’re saying, but I was told once that it means something along the lines of “By the head of your bold-legged father”.
http://brittney.typepad.com/sparkwood_2 … mom.html
Last edited by patschwieterman (2006-03-04 02:10:41)