Discussions about eggcorns and related topics
You are not logged in.
Registrations were closed for a long time because of forum spam, but I have re-opened them on a trial basis.
The forum administrator (chris dot waigl at gmail dot com) reserves the right to request users to plausibly demonstrate that they are real people with an interest in the topic of eggcorns. Otherwise they may be removed with no further justification. Likewise, accounts that have not been used for posting may be removed.
Thanks for your understanding.
Chris -- 2015-05-30
Kem has discussed “ordernance” for “ordnance” here . But what about “ordernance” for “ordinance”? It turns out there are quite a few examples, such as:
I was talking to my friend who was the promoter and I asked him about the trailer and he said that it was against city ordernance and the owner sold it…
He has talked about the permits they are supposed to have….and he is only running off the ones that are not abiding by the city ordernance that is already in place.
In ny but never heard of a law against welding, call your town and ask best way to know imo. Only thing I can think of is a local ordernance.
discussion of welding
The meaning connection between order and ordinances is obvious, as is the similarity in pronunciation between “ordernance” and “ordinance”. Eggcorn, sez I.