Eggcorn Forum

Discussions about eggcorns and related topics

You are not logged in.


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 2006-04-02 23:28:20

Registered: 2006-04-02
Posts: 1


I was in heated discussion with my business partner. I made a point and he said “but that’s a two way sword!” I replied that he was wrong; it was either a two way street or a double edged sword, but not a two way sword.



#2 2006-04-03 00:03:14

From: California
Registered: 2005-10-25
Posts: 1665

Re: Swords

I’m not sure this is an eggcorn, since it doesn’t really alter the meaning of the phrase. It does however remind me of a brief Language Log post by Mark Liberman (Jan 08, 2006) in which he noted that the use of sword metaphors is changing in English because most of us don’t have direct experience of that particular technology: … 02750.html



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