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Chris -- 2011-03-08
It’s my annual infliction of obscure noncense. April Fish Day has a tradition going back, way back in the venerable annals of this forum, whereby singleton discoveries get a free ride. Their eggcornhood cannot really be determined on an anecdoatal basis, and some of them are just interesting slips and anomalies, so I put them here in Slips and misshapings.
The first one needs some preamble. The heavy steel-walled containers for construction debris I walk by every day have this sign on them. There was only one hit for the eggcorn it suggested.
does anyone here think that a 500,000 tonne steel structure with curtain steel walls would be punctured by hitting a stationary 100 tonne aluminium aircraft?
http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthre … p=68969801
I first thought the next was a nonce, but then found a couple of more hits by dent of google images.
(picture of crayfish) Signal grayfish
http://www.peterpreece.com/USERIMAGES/S … ayfish.jpg
Next, a malaprop. Then the list.
In conclusion we can say that total lipids increase in all the diseases taken into consideration, but in a way independent of the disease’s ideology.
http://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=& … WM&cad=rja
The Red Wheelies aim to raise positive awareness of mobile sclerosis or MS.
http://www.arirang.co.kr/News/News_View … category=1
And the winner is:
Acorns: etiology, Dilaudid, dormant, halitosis, eider, impala, antelope, multiple, just deserts.
Justice hurts! Ooooh! (and the others)
(Surely the hollow toeses were purposeful?)
I like the figure of the doorman lying along the threshold.
*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .
“Justice hurts” for “just deserts” would be among the best eggcorns of all time—if only it could be certified.
“Disease ideology” seems like it might have some claim to eggcornhood. “Etiology” and “ideology” occupy a common conceptual space.