Discussions about eggcorns and related topics
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Chris -- 2011-03-08
“Petal” for “pedal” has been discussed here before, but not its converse.
Seen yesterday in a Facebook group posting:
...looking for rose pedals for children to sprinkle along the march route on Saturday, May 25 March Against Monsanto…Any takers to bring pedals that morning??
Offhand, I’d say it’s just a substitution based on a mishearing, as any plausible meaning-connection that would render it eggcornish seems to be absent.
Ooooops—“Pedal” for “petal” has been discussed here before after all! It just didn’t show up when I searched under “petal pedal” because the word “petal” isn’t in your thread.
Your complaint has been dually noted and summarily dismissed.
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