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Chris -- 2011-03-08
I’m spellchecking some ESL essays and one contained the phrase
“Celebrities get people’s attention and sometimes we place them on a peddlestool.”
If you google peddlestool or peddle stool, you’ll see a few examples where people are using it to mean pedestal, although I think a few are tongue-in-cheek. Probably not a full-blown eggcorn yet, but still amusing and share-worthy, I figured.
I think “peddlestool” is a great eggcorn. “Stool” really brings out the kenetic color in “pedestal.”
Something similar in the database: http://eggcorns.lascribe.net/english/297/pedastool/
Last edited by kem (2012-07-19 11:30:43)
Interesting new variety of lofty perch, buzhwa. It might refer to the stool small-time sellers use. Or hawkers, so that it is an elevated position. Here’s a bit of footing for that, from two milieux where being held in high regard comes with a big salary.
Big difference in his mind not just body imo, easier being number 2 than number 1. What made Pete and Roger so great was how comfortable they were with being on that pedlar-stool at the top of the game.
That’s the thing with science, it’s put on a petal stall of infallability when most of it is based on human philosophy and conjecture.
I grew up in a culture and an era where women were treated on a petal stall.
No one can replace the way he put me on a petal stall and actually cared for me. He made me feel safe and loved, like a porcelain doll.
Just don’t put her on a petal stall.