Discussions about eggcorns and related topics
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Chris -- 2011-03-08
Chloe (my granddaughter, 6 years old), reported by her mother:
Chloe was SO excited this morning to help me make “buttweak” pancakes. They were delicious! Gotta go. Montezuma calls .
Yes: debility of the nether regions.
I don’t suppose it’s an eggcorn, though if she keeps pronouncing it that way and someday tries to figure out why, it could become one. For now, I guess spoonerism would be the most salient classification. (I don’t know if she makes the wh vs. w distinction in her speech.)
*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .