Discussions about eggcorns and related topics
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Chris -- 2011-03-08
came across this recently and wonder if it is an eggcorn. sort of has the whiff of an eggcorn, but not sure.
“Sacramento fell behind early and battled back in a tough fourth quarter. Kevin Martin missed a jumped shot with seconds remaining that would….”
found many such instances on google. (“The Panthers missed a jumped shot at 15.8 seconds on their end and Potts pulled down the rebound ….” “Yes, he feigned a jumped shot and dribbled for the …” etc.
I wouldn’t put this in the eggcorn bin. It doesn’t meet the “changed imagery” criterion. You have to wonder about WTF typoism as well, where the surrounding past tense verbs ending in -ed have primed the typing fingers. A similar mechanism is the possible source of the malaprop I entered today, “cudgels of the heart”, where just a few words away sits “curmudgeonly”.