Discussions about eggcorns and related topics
You are not logged in.
Registrations were closed for a long time because of forum spam, but I have re-opened them on a trial basis.
The forum administrator (chris dot waigl at gmail dot com) reserves the right to request users to plausibly demonstrate that they are real people with an interest in the topic of eggcorns. Otherwise they may be removed with no further justification. Likewise, accounts that have not been used for posting may be removed.
Thanks for your understanding.
Chris -- 2015-05-30
One of those small changes that more or less reverses the meaning of a phrase. I’d guess this is usually accidental, but occasionally expresses the writer’s real opinion. 300+ ghits:
While I have no quarrel with the concept, and in fact applaud and encourage educators who reach out to this undeserved population, I am very cautious …
Youth who are detained or incarcerated in correctional facilities represent a medically undeserved population …
...in rural counties the primary undeserved population is the African American community.
Salud Family Health Center is a Community Health Center that provides health care to the low-income, medically undeserved population.
...this is a highly undeserved population when it comes to alcohol and drug abuse treatment.
More likely to be an eggcorn is the roundtripper (many of Ken’s caveats above still apply):
If the WH lets Rubio lead on this, there’s a strong chance he, and by association, the underserving GOP, will get a greater portion of the credit than deserved.
Sophie is definitely the most underserving win of all time [¶] I am a huge survivor fan, a huge fan, I breathe survivor, but ive got to admit that Sophie winning survivor has made me not want to watch survivor again for a while. She isssss sooo underserving, even phillip (s22) had a better strategy then her
Underserving Fate. At the Gates of hell I sit and wait What have I done To deserve this fate An eternity of darkness
Still not a likely one, I think. I mean, do people really think I might face darkness, or that Sophie should have lost survivor, because she or I underserved somebody? Of course the GOP, as everybody’s whipping boy, can be readily thought to have underserved us all.
Last edited by DavidTuggy (2013-01-19 12:45:09)
*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .