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#1 2017-10-08 12:05:50

duongthuan
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Registered: 2017-10-08
Posts: 1

"toed the line" for "straddled the line"

From a description of a documentary film in a recent movie theater schedule:

This film chronicles the three-year existence of this mysterious group that toed the line between religious cult, art piece and elaborate game…

Clearly they meant “straddled the line”. I can see how there may be an eggcornish meaning-connection, as, whether you’re toeing the line or straddling it, you’re still right there at the line, but of course there can be no sound-confusion between “toed” and “straddled”, so this may not qualify as an eggcorn. Or does it?

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#2 2017-10-08 12:14:34

JuanTwoThree
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From: Spain
Registered: 2009-08-15
Posts: 415

Re: "toed the line" for "straddled the line"

Cut and paste from

http://eggcorns.lascribe.net/forum/view … ?pid=17489

What’s the point? It’s not spamming, that I can see.


On the plain in Spain where it mainly rains.

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#3 2017-10-09 08:01:23

Dixon Wragg
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From: Cotati, California
Registered: 2008-07-04
Posts: 1211

Re: "toed the line" for "straddled the line"

Hey, that’s one of my posts this jerk plagiarized!

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#4 2017-10-09 09:06:55

yanogator
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From: Ohio
Registered: 2007-06-07
Posts: 153

Re: "toed the line" for "straddled the line"

Plagiarism is the laziest form of flattery.


“I always wanted to be somebody. I should have been more specific.” – Lily Tomlin

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