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#1 2013-05-30 16:51:48

kem
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From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2146

santilleen, Finnish eggcorn

Been reading Historical and Comparative Linguistics (Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 1989) by the Finnish scholar Raimo Anttila. I came across, on p. 328, an interesting discussion of a Finnish eggcorn. Here’s a photograph of the relevant paragraph:
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Perhaps “santilleen” would be a good Finnish name for an eggcorn.

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