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#1 2006-08-12 04:25:17

hane
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Registered: 2006-08-12
Posts: 2

Pneumonic for mnemonic?

A colleague regularly refers to a memory-jogger as a “pneumonic” device, and says “in lieu of” when she means “in view of” (e.g., “In lieu of the late hour, let’s adjourn.”).

Are these true eggcorns, or just malapropisms?

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#2 2006-09-11 00:43:21

Tom Neely
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From: Detroit
Registered: 2006-09-01
Posts: 121

Re: Pneumonic for mnemonic?

Pnow, mnow, gnow, my dear hane, if your colleague ever wants to discuss EMPLOYEE BENEDICTS, that might be an eggcorn. Is this colleague a Viewtenant, or an Admirable? It makes a difference. Bee carful about speaking proof too powder!

Last edited by Tom Neely (2006-09-11 01:13:59)

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