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Registrations were closed for a long time because of forum spam, but I have re-opened them on a trial basis.

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Chris -- 2015-05-30

#1 2013-06-28 12:13:10

David Bird
From: Montréal, QC
Registered: 2009-07-28
Posts: 1313

A sight for sore eyes

Languagehat provides a link to an interesting post about meaning change, suggesting that some see a sight for sore eyes as something distressful to look at. I thought it might interest readers of this forum, as an instance of what we would call a hidden eggcorn.



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