Discussions about eggcorns and related topics
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Chris -- 2011-03-08
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?
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 (2006-09-10 21:13:59)