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Chris -- 2015-05-30
If thought the writer actually believed the correct word to be unpresidented (which I don’t), it could be an eggcorn.
That prompted this new thread that began:
A new word for me: EGGHORN
Member Eoin Riedy mentioned this word in another thread.
I am very old (“I have more yesterdays than tomorrows”), but I had NEVER heard this word.
I visited Professor Google and found an explanation from the Longview [Texas] News-Journal newspaper.
1. An “egghorn” is “an odd substitution [that] leads to the formation of a new word or phrase that sounds plausible but is somewhat different in meaning.”
After making sure that I hadn’t misspelled “eggcorn” myself, I (hopefully) clarified the word and included a few links the Eggcorn Forum, so perhaps there will be some new traffic here.
Last edited by Eoin (2016-12-21 20:49:58)
Wow! Mighty meta!
Last edited by Dixon Wragg (2016-12-22 04:02:44)
The eggcorn gospel spreads.
Thread on “unpresidented” also started here: http://eggcorns.lascribe.net/forum/view … hp?id=6754
Hatching new language, one eggcorn at a time.