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#1 2019-10-30 10:46:53

DavidTuggy
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From: Mexico
Registered: 2007-10-11
Posts: 2349
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bone arrow

I was shocked not to find this one already dealt with.
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I and probably many other kids probably committed this eggcorn early in childhood. I vaguely remember realizing that it probably was bow’n rather than bone at some point. I don’t remember what I thought the bone had to do with it (arrowhead made of bone? bow itself of bone, like a horn bow or something? arrow that well shot will penetrate to the bone?).
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Most internet hits are apparently (quasi-)legit, from fantasy games with different kinds of arrows and suchlike. But still:

He’s been waiting weeks to buy a “Bone Arrow” set! It’s just too cute to correct!!

For sale two guitars: Silvertone acoustic – electric guitar – Behr bone arrow set – patio table and four chairs – outdoor plastic fishpond call …

(Almost looks like a Lehman for a bare-bones archery set.)
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Last edited by DavidTuggy (2019-10-31 13:53:08)


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we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .

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#2 2019-11-07 14:43:57

kem
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From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
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Re: bone arrow

Hard to believe this is anything but a simple slip-but the ways of eggcorns are mysterious.


Hatching new language, one eggcorn at a time.

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#3 2019-11-07 16:57:51

DavidTuggy
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From: Mexico
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Posts: 2349
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Re: bone arrow

A simple slip-up that makes sense ¿? Not a bad definition for an eggcorn. And it does seem to have been standard for some of us.


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we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .

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