Discussions about eggcorns and related topics
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Chris -- 2011-03-08
Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend. I noticed that a local White Spot restaurant announces on their sign that they are serving “pupkin pie.”
Thanksgiving is a gauntlet that vegetarians have to run each year, but I really think this is taking things a bit too far.
*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .
Also off topically, cranberries got their name from a German/Dutch word for crane-berries, based on a fancied connection to the cranial shape of the flowers:
I suspect that the word for cranberries in Quebec, canneberges, is a eggcornical-poteau rosy corruption of cranberry. In the dictionaries, canneberge is “XVIII, origin unknown”. It would be transliterated as “shoreline cane”, which makes sense from its marshy habit. Who knows.
Last edited by David Bird (2011-10-09 19:37:35)