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Chris -- 2015-05-30
Foolscap is an extra-long paper size, so called because, hundreds of years ago, it bore a watermark in the shape of a fool’s cap. The Eggcorn Database has an entry for fullscape. I find that “fullscap” is also common, mostly in catalog descriptions.
Ream of 500 sheets
Fullscap or foolscap paper?
Hard Cover Book 200 Pages Fullscap Size With Numbering
The “full” part makes sense to describe an extra-long sheet of paper, but “scap” seems incomprehensible. But I reckon that being able to make sense of one of the two syllables is sufficient for eggcornicity.
But I reckon that being able to make sense of one of the two syllables is sufficient for eggcornicity.
Me too, but here’s a possibility for that second syllable. A4 is clearly receding and A5 is nigh on bald.
if I write tree my own letter, 2 fullscalp sheet won’t contain it.
Now i cant afford a rm12 sketchbook. i shall use back fullscalp paper instead
A fullscalp sheet of paper is #10, envelope 10.
Otherwise, the illogical next step :
Before the devil gives you a sheet of paper,remember that he has already taken a fool scalp notebook from you. he gives nothing for free.