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Chris -- 2011-03-08
In http://gamepolitics.com/2006/11/07/elec … -watching/
we can read “New York candidate Eliot Spitzer (D): the popular Attorney General is a shoe-in to become governor; earlier this year he promised video game legislation” ; we also find that I’m not the first here – http://wsu.edu/~brians/errors/shoe-in.html complains about it too. Rather worryingly, “shoe-in” at Google exceeds “shoo-in” by more than 2 to 1.
Last edited by ringbark (2006-11-07 11:47:51)
Here’s the example I just stumbled upon in an online discussion about an upcoming movie:
Stephanie is a shoe-in for the Wasp while Nathan Fillion will make a great Ant-Man/Yellow Jacket.
I think that in some cases, the sense of this eggcorn might have something to do with people feeling that someone fits something like a foot fits the proper shoe.