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#1 2005-10-26 03:31:00

From: California
Registered: 2005-10-25
Posts: 1665

"hand-fisted" for "ham-fisted"

I can’t claim bragging rights for this. I ran into “hand-fisted” on the Web today, but when I did the Google search the very first hit I got was this very smart and thorough analysis by Mark Liberman on Language Log from Aug 14, 2004: … 01349.html . As far as I can tell it’s not in the actual Database—forgive me if I just missed it.



#2 2005-10-26 23:43:59

Chris Waigl
Eggcorn Faerie
From: London, UK
Registered: 2005-10-14
Posts: 115

Re: "hand-fisted" for "ham-fisted"

Thanks for that. I’ve entered it . There are still quite a few excellent Language Log eggcorns we haven’t got around to yet.



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