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#1 2006-11-07 11:46:57

Registered: 2006-09-25
Posts: 2

shoe-in for shoo-in

In … -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 – 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)



#2 2013-01-15 06:13:55

Dixon Wragg
From: Cotati, California
Registered: 2008-07-04
Posts: 837

Re: shoe-in for shoo-in

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.



#3 2013-01-17 19:47:31

Registered: 2006-08-16
Posts: 130

Re: shoe-in for shoo-in

Maybe it’s sort of like throwing your hat into the ring, except it’s your shoe?



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