Discussions about eggcorns and related topics
You are not logged in.
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
This is a bizarre one. In a discussion regarding the use of the word “ro$es” in Craigslist prostitution ads:
No, it’s a code word for money, because it replaces the letter s with a doll hair sign.
I guess the thin little line and squiggle could look like doll’s hair. Maybe this is a non-native English speaker?
Now there’s a newer reply showing this is probably just an obscure reference to a joke from a 2010 episode of 30 Rock. Whatever. I enjoyed thinking there was one man going through life thinking it was a doll hair sign because it looks like two doll hairs.
It’s a clever twist. Some eggcorns get their start this way—I hope this isn’t one. Cringeworthy.