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 2012-12-21 16:17:50

Registered: 2007-12-27
Posts: 93

episodic << epizootic

When reading this thread which had at one point drifted into discussion of epizutic << epizootic, I though to check for another variation.

There is a disease of deer called Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD).

There are a number of references to “episodic hemorrhagic disease.”

News report: “Eleven Kentucky counties have reported an outbreak of episodic hemorrhagic disease, or blue tongue.”

An “episode” can refer to an instance of an illness or abnormal mental state and there is the phrase “episodic illness” in the sense of Irregularly recurrent illness.



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