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
Late delivery of this year’s April First noncense. In time for Easter though.
These rumours have not yet hit the scoreboard.
I do hope this letter finds you well and puts to rest scoreless rumours that have originated from fair Hommlet as to the conduct of sisters of the Church of The One
https://the-undiscovered-country.obsidi … etter-586-
Object Oriented Programming (OOP) is an approach to program organization and development that attempts to eliminate some of the pit faults of conventional
https://books.google.ca/books?id=-hS7Sf … 22&f=false
She directed her eye glands at it.
She glandsed at a photo in a framed mirror on her bedside table.
... She glandsed at Aileen who was on the ground unconcious and all the men pointed their guns at her.
It must be hard to find a 12 faultless citizens.
Right to a speedy trial. You are entititled to a jury of pures, and you have the right to lawyer. The trail must be a fair trial to.
Well, seeing as the Bieber Fever machine has ran rabbit over recent years, it looks like Justin Bieber may be finally hitting the rocks.
http://www.sheffieldforum.co.uk/archive … 36859.html
Make what you will of this one.
All well and good beaverwhacking in an open field and digging your own toilet but would you really want to do that for a whole week?
https://www.escouts.org.uk/forum/thread … gain/page2
Right biome at least:
Thailand is a war mongoose .
http://ki-media.blogspot.ca/2011/06/tha … otect.html
This one does not yet satisfy my quest for aiding in a bedding, but is not bad in context.
These fools iterate with duplicity, repeat their usual mantra that “Tigrians have benefited from the regime and therefore should be targeted as enemies together with the TPLF, minority government, plundering Ethiopian resources, etc.” and thereby seducing other people into hating and abetting in crime.
http://truthtroubles.com/2016/09/15/eth … ot-at-all/
Next, a couple of Googledeuces (or googledice):
Shoddy deals..double dipping..and all we got out of it was a subway tunnel that took 20 years to half way finish…and another[that leaks like a sleave] that took 18 years.
http://www.subchat.com/readflat.asp?Id= … p=1#328143
The building wasn’t much and the roof leaked like a sleeve when it rained, but it was where all the action was just about any time of day.
http://www.trapshooters.com/threads/eve … ts.171279/
And you know, using the word alluring when talking about manic William with Joel in the room makes my imagination run rompant.
http://writeforthelost.deviantart.com/a … 2-90610748
And so of course, they run rompant through the exact system I have to travel through to get to the Sabre
http://www.lancersreactor.com/archive/v … 16&t=11595
Finally, two offbeat Anti-Lehmen. At least the first one fits that bill. Not too sure about the second, though it cracks me up for some reason.
I was anticipating your annual roundup of one-offs in March. But when it didn’t appear on April 1, it slipped from my mind. Thank you for not forgetting your fans. Some notes.
(1) It took me a while to figure out the acorn of “scoreless rumours.” “Scurrilous!”
(2) “Pitfaults” for “pitfalls” is good. Peter .
All well and good beaverwhacking in an open field
In the UK and previous colonies, beaver scouting is the level before cub scouts. Since this quotation is from a UK scouts forum, I assume that the person is constructing (or accessing) a neologism for bushwhacking with beaver scouts.
(4) I found a second example of “hating and abetting:”
: “Belgium can be relied upon to consistently hate and abet those trying to harm Jews.”
If there were enough example to prove “hating and abetting” was an eggcorn, it might be a controcorn that refutes its eggcorn. Hating is opposed to aiding. Though I could still see it as an expansion of the basic meaning of “aiding and abetting:” Hating the crime, you know, but still helping the criminal.
(5) “Leaks like a sleeve” has legs. Besides the two examples you cited, we also have
: “The median is about 1 micron (1,000nm) but a water molecule is 3,000 times smaller (0.28 nm) by all logic, concrete should leak like a sleeve ”
: “would not carry a Kanger tank [the thing] leaks like a sleeve.”
: “Note that the valgrind-check-func seems to leak like a sleeve ”
(6) There are more examples of “run/ran/running rompant.” Here’s one:
: “Chelsea ran rompant over Man City”
The other examples I found, however, were all from old newspaper archives, so they may be OCR silicisms.
(7) In our original discussion of “Rube Goldberg devices” (one of our more entertaining discussions) the replacement of “rude” with “rube,” but we never made the ultimate connection between “rube” and the proper name “Rube” in “Rube Goldberg.” You have tied off a very loose end.
Last edited by kem (2017-04-13 11:27:25)
Hatching new language, one eggcorn at a time.
Thanks for checking on those, Kem. I appear to have been a bit overeager in declaring some of them as singletons. I like the controcorn angle for hate and abet. Thanks also for the link to another classic from Peter, including pipbull.
I should have included a list of acorns: scurrilous, pitfalls, glance, peers, rampant, bivouacking, war
mongrel monger, aiding and abetting, sieve, rampant, Rube Goldberg.
I got the beaverwhacking, but thought the scorelous rumours were a combination of scores of countless ones.
Rube Gober cracks me up too. Is Goober involved in there?
Last edited by DavidTuggy (2017-04-13 14:35:26)
*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .