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#1 2017-07-06 02:38:45

Dixon Wragg
From: Cotati, California
Registered: 2008-07-04
Posts: 1322

"fullscap" for "foolscap"

Foolscap is an extra-long paper size, so called because, hundreds of years ago, it bore a watermark in the shape of a fool’s cap. The Eggcorn Database has an entry for fullscape. I find that “fullscap” is also common, mostly in catalog descriptions.

Fullscap Sheet
Ream of 500 sheets

Fullscap or foolscap paper?
Q&A site

Hard Cover Book 200 Pages Fullscap Size With Numbering

The “full” part makes sense to describe an extra-long sheet of paper, but “scap” seems incomprehensible. But I reckon that being able to make sense of one of the two syllables is sufficient for eggcornicity.



#2 2017-07-10 13:07:25

Peter Forster
From: UK
Registered: 2006-09-06
Posts: 1019

Re: "fullscap" for "foolscap"

But I reckon that being able to make sense of one of the two syllables is sufficient for eggcornicity.

Me too, but here’s a possibility for that second syllable. A4 is clearly receding and A5 is nigh on bald.

if I write tree my own letter, 2 fullscalp sheet won’t contain it.

Now i cant afford a rm12 sketchbook. i shall use back fullscalp paper instead

A fullscalp sheet of paper is #10, envelope 10.



#3 2017-07-10 13:33:01

David Bird
From: Montréal, QC
Registered: 2009-07-28
Posts: 1581

Re: "fullscap" for "foolscap"

Looking for the logical double-yolker, I came across this: foolscap << fullscape.

Otherwise, the illogical next step :

Before the devil gives you a sheet of paper,remember that he has already taken a fool scalp notebook from you. he gives nothing for free.



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