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#1 2018-05-22 11:39:32

David Bird
From: Montréal, QC
Registered: 2009-07-28
Posts: 1601

Reading the ti leaves

From this morning’s New York Times, an understandable misunderstanding. The Hawaiian is placing the leaves of the ti plant, Cordyline fruticosa, with protective powers. Not tea leaves. Those are smaller, with restorative powers.



#2 2018-05-22 17:54:36

From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2659

Re: Reading the ti leaves

That would be an eyecorn eggcorn. No difference in sound between “ti” and “tea” that I can hear.

Hatching new language, one eggcorn at a time.



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