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Chris -- 2011-03-08
Alcohol is a big problem to the governement with money spent on the nhs and police but not as bigger problem as drugs
10,000 ghits for “as bigger problem as”.
It’s a reshaping, it has some kind of sense (which “I should of gone” doesn’t) but there’s obviously no semantic jump.
I’m saying it’s not, but then again…
“As bigger problem as” looks like another example of the kind of parsing error that Craig submitted earlier this month, . It is metaphorically congruent to a semantically coherent eggcorn without actually being one. It “reimages” syntax without much change in meaning. It’s conceivable but not certain that I understand what I just said. By analogy to the , we might call these parson’s eggs.
It is metaphorically congruent to a semantically coherent eggcorn without actually being one. It “reimages” syntax without much change in meaning.
If that means what I think it means, and if it means what I think you think it means, if of course that is what you think it means, then I couldn’t have put it better myself.