Discussions about eggcorns and related topics
You are not logged in.
Registrations were closed for a long time because of forum spam, but I have re-opened them on a trial basis.
The forum administrator (chris dot waigl at gmail dot com) reserves the right to request users to plausibly demonstrate that they are real people with an interest in the topic of eggcorns. Otherwise they may be removed with no further justification. Likewise, accounts that have not been used for posting may be removed.
Thanks for your understanding.
Chris -- 2015-05-30
From a description of a documentary film in a recent movie theater schedule:
This film chronicles the three-year existence of this mysterious group that toed the line between religious cult, art piece and elaborate game…
Clearly they meant “straddled the line”. I can see how there may be an eggcornish meaning-connection, as, whether you’re toeing the line or straddling it, you’re still right there at the line, but of course there can be no sound-confusion between “toed” and “straddled”, so this may not qualify as an eggcorn. Or does it?
Cut and paste from
What’s the point? It’s not spamming, that I can see.
On the plain in Spain where it mainly rains.
Hey, that’s one of my posts this jerk plagiarized!