Eggcorn Forum

Discussions about eggcorns and related topics

You are not logged in.

Announcement

Registrations are temporarily closed as we're receiving a steady stream of registration spam.

Anyone who wishes to register, please email me at chris dot waigl at gmail dot com with the desired username and a valid email address, and I will register you manually.

Thanks for your understanding.

Chris -- 2011-03-08

#1 2013-07-15 04:34:13

JuanTwoThree
Eggcornista
From: Spain
Registered: 2009-08-15
Posts: 357

Gay Fox and Guy Fox Night

what is a “gay fox” mask and is it a homophobic slur?

Though to be fair that took some finding, amongst a lot of deliberate puns

Unlike “Guy Fox” which is out there in droves.
Could one name reshaped to another ever be an Eggcorn?

On the plain in Spain where it mainly rains.

Offline

 

#2 2013-07-15 05:10:05

kem
Eggcornista
From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2211

Re: Gay Fox and Guy Fox Night

what is a “gay fox” mask and is it a homophobic slur?

The quoted line is from one of the many web-based question-and-answer sites. These, we have found, are not reliable sources. Users of these sites post deliberately misworded questions. Best to class them as puns.

Last edited by kem (2013-07-15 14:51:23)

Offline

 

#3 2013-07-15 05:22:40

JuanTwoThree
Eggcornista
From: Spain
Registered: 2009-08-15
Posts: 357

Re: Gay Fox and Guy Fox Night

It was too good to be true.

Guy Fox, on the other hand, is widespread and a genuine reshaping.


On the plain in Spain where it mainly rains.

Offline

 

Board footer

Powered by PunBB
PunBB is © 2002–2005 Rickard Andersson
Individual posters retain the copyright to their posts.

RSS feeds: active topicsall new posts