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Chris -- 2015-05-30
Twice I have received this imaginative substitution in student papers. The context is something like this, “Most wives don’t want to be placed on a pedal stool, but they do want to be respected and esteemed.”
A version of this is already in the Database: http://eggcorns.lascribe.net/english/297/pedastool/
See the first comment for an eg. of “pedalstool.”
And here’s another variation:
Student paper refers to taking “the government off its peddle stools.” It took me five minutes of staring at it to realize she meant “pedestals.”
Washington Post Style Invitational FB page
In this little eggcorn, an unsuspecting YouTube commenter uses peddle stool when pedestal was the word they were seeking.
(This page mentions the Eggcorn Database!)
I glorified the moment and put him on a peddle stool because I never really got to know him. Like a deity in a religious painting.