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#1 2017-01-19 13:56:07

Dixon Wragg
Eggcornista
From: Cotati, California
Registered: 2008-07-04
Posts: 1159

"shaw" for "shawl"

Kevin is wearing a shaw!!!!!!!!
YouTube video title

Over the course of filming their scene, Roxxxy keeps talking about a shaw. Wearing a shaw. A tiara and a shaw.
TV show synopsis

I am going to wear a maxi dress but I need a shaw...Is wearing a shaw to cover my shoulders expectable?
traveler’s query

Amy is cold: so she is wearing a shaw.
photo caption

“Yes, come.” A thin, sophisticated, and friendly woman who’s wearing a shaw says.
anecdote

I’ve been picturing something like this since the election started. Only in my head he was wearing a shaw and old lady glasses.
discussion of picture

I imagine people who say “shaw” for “shawl” are assuming the garment is named after someone named Shaw. If so, that qualifies this substitution as the type of eggcorn known as a Lehmann, if I’m not mistaken.

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#2 2017-01-22 15:35:47

kem
Eggcornista
From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2521

Re: "shaw" for "shawl"

If it were a Lehman, I’d expect to see some people capitalizing it. Seems like it might be more of a phonetic spelling (the “L” at the end of “shawl” can be really hard to hear).


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#3 2017-01-22 21:46:51

Dixon Wragg
Eggcornista
From: Cotati, California
Registered: 2008-07-04
Posts: 1159

Re: "shaw" for "shawl"

kem wrote:

If it were a Lehman, I’d expect to see some people capitalizing it.

Voila!:

That will keep you warm and wear a Shaw around your shoulders and that will keep you warm as well.
Q&A site

If it’s chilly out then I’ll wear a Shaw, not a jacket.
Q&A site

Squish them in there maybe wear a Shaw to cover up a bit…...
Bridesmaid dress too tight for your big boobs?

She always wondered what was under his Shaw but he wouldn’t give an answer…He began to wear a Shaw so no one would question about the scar.
nerd talk

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#4 2017-01-23 00:17:46

kem
Eggcornista
From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2521

Re: "shaw" for "shawl"

There you go. Shaw, Inc, purveyor of fine women’s headware.


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