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#1 2016-10-24 14:07:05

Silent Cal
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Registered: 2016-10-24
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The luxury of Ritz crackers

This article about smartphones (http://www.imore.com/pixel-iphone-7-and-grading-curve) seems to have fallen into a very eggcorn-like confusion:

“After years in the Google desert, we’re finally being thrown a cracker, and so we’re so hungry for it, we’re telling ourselves it tastes like a Ritz. Meanwhile, we’re taking Apple’s year-over-year crackers for granted, and looking at them like they’re just regular old saltines.”

The author appears to have conflated Ritz crackers with the Ritz(-Carlton) hotel and used the former as a byword for luxury!

This is, perhaps, a homonym eggcorn?

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#2 2016-10-25 05:48:05

Dixon Wragg
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Re: The luxury of Ritz crackers

Silent Cal wrote:

The author appears to have conflated Ritz crackers with the Ritz(-Carlton) hotel and used the former as a byword for luxury
This is, perhaps, a homonym eggcorn?

According to this Q&A site, Ritz crackers were named after the Ritz hotels:

Because it looked shinier and richer, they named it the “Ritz.” Like everything else dubbed “ritzy,” the name is taken from the opulent Ritz hotels.

I think the quote you cite is just a guy using the term “Ritz” in a way that’s consistent with the intended meaning.

And welcome to the Eggcorn Forum, Silent Cal!

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