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#1 2013-06-28 16:13:10

David Bird
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From: Montréal, QC
Registered: 2009-07-28
Posts: 1193

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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