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
My daughter, who is TAing a course at York University in Toronto, sent me a text message about a student in her class who replaced “half full” with “have full.” Could be a simple misspelling, but it could also be an eggcorn, especially when it is employed as a short version of the saying about seeing a half-full glass rather than a half-empty glass – seeing a “have-full” glass is much more optimistic than seeing a “half-full” glass.
Scores of examples of “glass is have full” on the web. Four of them:
: “My glass is have full, and we do have the guts.”
: “My glass is have full ”
: “It does not matter if the glass is have full or empty. All that matters is the drink you’ve been drinking.”
: “I’m a very glass-is- have-full person.”
Reporting myself: Each year I do a number of mushroom workshops, walks, etc. in October and November. While writing an email about a “Wild Mushroom” course I started to type “Mild Washroom.”
Hatching new language, one eggcorn at a time.