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Chris -- 2011-03-08
Hadn’t seen this before. Nicely done—6 doz eggcorns in one basket.
I ran across an eggcorn poem by sometime Eggcorn Forum contributor Sesquiotic
One of those “I wish I had done that” tours-de-farce.
Interesting definition he gave for an eggcorn: “An eggcorn is a misconstrual of a word or phrase on the basis of an inaccurate (but seemingly sensible) analysis of its parts or origins. It uses other existing words or word parts in place of the originals.” The parenthesis is important, otherwise this sounds like a textbook definition for a malapropism. As it is, I think it works pretty well.
*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .