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Chris -- 2015-05-30
Yesterday on the radio, there was an interview of a child star from “Diff’rent Strokes” who got into drugs and then cleaned up his life and wrote a book about it. He said that despite what you might think, there weren’t many child actors who “went array”. I think it was a blend of going awry and going astray. Not common.
Heard this same slip at the kitchen table today. “Go array.” It may be just a misspelling, and it may be a blend. But I can also see a semantic nudging. To go awry is to lose one’s focus, to spread out (in an array) one’s objectives and results.
Hatching new language, one eggcorn at a time.