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#1 2011-03-23 23:54:22

From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2601

doggy dog, professioncy, spelling

Cleaning up my inbox today. Some thoughts to ponder:

(1) Arnold Zwicky found a cartoon about one of our database eggcorns.

(2) Mark Liberman reports an outstanding eggcorn. See his entry on “professioncy” (for proficiency) at Language Log.

Last edited by kem (2011-12-15 16:51:08)

Hatching new language, one eggcorn at a time.



#2 2011-03-28 02:45:37

Dixon Wragg
From: Cotati, California
Registered: 2008-07-04
Posts: 1277

Re: doggy dog, professioncy, spelling

Yeah, kem, I used to have a girlfriend who said “doggy-dog world”. She was the same one who said “sort of speak” instead of “so to speak”.



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