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#1 2013-08-26 21:51:02

larrybob
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Registered: 2007-12-27
Posts: 91

Eggcorn poem by Sesquiotic

I ran across an eggcorn poem by sometime Eggcorn Forum contributor Sesquiotic

It’s called My veil of tears: an eggcorn poem

I don’t think a link to it has been posted on this site before.

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#2 2013-08-26 23:57:55

kem
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From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2137

Re: Eggcorn poem by Sesquiotic

Hadn’t seen this before. Nicely done—6 doz eggcorns in one basket.

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#3 2013-08-27 13:10:11

DavidTuggy
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From: Mexico
Registered: 2007-10-12
Posts: 1763
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Re: Eggcorn poem by Sesquiotic

larrybob wrote:

I ran across an eggcorn poem by sometime Eggcorn Forum contributor Sesquiotic

One of those “I wish I had done that” tours-de-farce.
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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* .

(Possible Corollary: it is, and we are .)

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#4 2013-12-28 18:15:28

kem
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From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
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Re: Eggcorn poem by Sesquiotic

He did finally subsidy-publish his book of poems: http://www.amazon.ca/Songs-Love-Grammar … 1105617335

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